Struggling with Your Adopted Teenage Girl?
All children go through problems in life, big or small, but adopted kids might have more pronounced issues. Typical teen issues like belonging, fitting in, rejection, connection, and acceptance of peers are more difficult for adopted children, partly due to feelings of abandonment. Sometimes these problems can be severe. The adopted child could be detached or out of control and even be dangerous to themselves or others.
Adoption Issues in Teenage Girls
Some adopted children are from high-risk pregnancies. In most cases, the baby is prenatally exposed to life-threatening substances. Knowing these issues might help prepare you for the problems that might occur. Adoptive kids from high-risk pregnancies are often exposed to developmental delays, impulsive choices, poor choices, attention deficit, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, and emotional disorders. Some more intense issues may occur, like attachment issues, learning disabilities, logic sequence problems, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder.
Anger problems might be another issue with an adopted child. As a result, adopted kids might have to attend a therapeutic boarding school. An adopted child might not be able to express love or appreciation as an average child does.
There’s Hope in Every Adoption
Families who adopt can overcome these issues. God takes conflict and uses it for our good. He deepens the relationship between parent and child. God will never give up on us or our struggles. Working through conflict helps everyone involved move toward wholeness and strengthening relationships.
Every parent that goes through adoption needs to understand the issues surrounding adoption. This helps responses to each case, creating a calmer approach to handling conflict.
So, Why Adopt?
When adopting a child, remember there is more to your adopted child’s life than you will be able to see. Adoptive parents play a crucial role in that child’s life; adoptive issues that occur later won’t change that.
God bless those who choose to give a child a new home and a new family. If you are an adoptive family, may your home be a haven of hope for a child who needs you; may God’s beautiful provision for orphans reach down to you as well, and may He give you the strength to work through any future struggles or difficulties.
Having Adoption-Related Difficulties With Your Teen?
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