Will I Love an Adopted Child as Much as a Biological Child?

It's a More Common Question Than You Might Think

One of the most difficult parts of transitioning from having a child biologically to adoption is that many people wonder if they will love an adopted child as much as a biological child.

While it may be difficult for you to imagine, you will absolutely love your future adopted son or daughter just as much as you would a biological child.

The answer is in attachment and bonding.

Every time you feed, change, bathe, hold, hug and kiss your baby, you and your baby are bonding and developing attachment. This bond you form has nothing to do with whether the child is biological or adopted; it has everything to do with the experiences you share together. The same is true with your spouse, in-laws, pets, friends, and anyone else in your life whom you love dearly but don’t share a blood relation with.

So, while this question is a very common and natural concern, ask any adoptive family about how they feel about their children and you will hear a unanimous response.

If this concern is keeping you from pursuing adoption, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with one of our Adoption Specialists who can connect you with adoptive families who also felt this way, or click the following to receive free adoption information about this topic.

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