Life doesn’t always go as planned, and truthfully, some people don’t plan at all. There have always been, and will always be, people who do not want to be parents. Either they don’t want children now or they don’t want them at all. Adoption saves the lives of the children conceived in those situations. Many people don’t think about what happens to the child after adoption.

Children who come from unplanned pregnancies can grow into productive adults who live full lives. They touch the lives of their teachers, classmates, friends, and co-workers. Adoption is not the end of a decision, but the beginning of a life. The world needs adoption because those babies need homes.

Domestically and internationally, orphanages are not the best option. There are not enough staff members to meet the needs of the kids. Many kids are shoved out into the world lacking the guidance and skills they need to thrive. Birth control isn’t 100% effective even if used consistently and properly. Adoption is saving the lives of those who might otherwise be aborted.

Adoption is a difficult choice to make, and going through with it can be even tougher. Connections and bonds are made as soon as the birth mother is aware of the pregnancy. Those don’t shut off when the child is born, but if you are unable or unwilling to parent at that time, then adoption is a choice you should consider.

There is a multitude of people in the world who would give everything they have for the opportunity to parent a child. Adoptions build families and love and joy. They turn birth parents into givers of hope. Every child deserves the love and dedication that comes with a forever family. Adoption may not be the only option, but it’s the only one that makes the world a better place.

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Ashley Foster is a freelance writer. She is a wife and mother of two currently residing in Florida. She loves taking trips to the beach with her husband and sons. As an infant, she was placed with a couple in a closed adoption. Ashley was raised with two sisters who were also adopted. In 2016, she was reunited with her biological family. She advocates for adoptees’ rights and DNA testing for those who are searching for family. Above all, she is thankful that she was given life. You can read her blog at //