Benefits of Single Parent Adoption
We have discussed the benefits of many different types of couples over the past few weeks. These include LGBT and transracial adoptive parents. We also took these benefits a step further by discussing the different types of adoption, such as a semi-open adoption and an open adoption. You may be thinking that there is something missing on our benefits list. Guess what? You are correct!
Single adoptive parents offer many unique and interesting benefits. Today, we invite you to explore the many benefits of single parent adoption with us. We promise that you will be delighted to learn about these benefits, and the positives of each one.
Benefit #1: One Parent Means more One-on-One Time
The thing with couples is that they are obviously able to share many common needs related to your baby. This can include doing chores around the house, keeping track of finances or discussing important life decisions that need to be made. These shared duties, of course, have their pros and cons. One of the biggest cons is that one parent may not be able to bond with your baby as fast. Attention can be divided in a two parent household, causing your baby to have a stronger relationship with one parent over the other.
With single parents, time with your baby is extremely individualized. In fact, a single adoptive parent allows your baby to come along to the grocery store or become more involved with chores when he or she grows older. Not only does doing things like this permit more one-on-one time, but it also gives the single adoptive parent more time to play and bond with your baby.
Babies need lots of attention from their parent(s). Having a lot of one-on-one time is very important for your baby, and this could allow your child to be able to maintain a special bond that can ultimately result in a strong, positive and loving connection with his or her prospective adoptive mom or dad.
Benefit #2: Single Parents are more Financially Stable
Now, this one may come as a surprise to you, but it is true! Since single parents live by themselves, this makes planning much easier. They would be adding on the costs of what your baby would need, but only in addition to his or her own personal expenses. Single parents would also spend less on utilities and entertainment, compared to adoptive parents. Single parents may also be at a point in their lives where they want to settle down, and raise a baby. Perhaps they have a really good job, and they have been settled into that job for a while. They are aware of their personal income, and may be more than ready to raise your baby. Having your baby being raised by a single that is financially stable is important, because this means that he or she will be able to provide basic necessities for your baby, like food, and a place to live. You would not have to worry about your baby living in a potentially dangerous and unsafe environment. Financial stability is a key to having a successful adoption, and we truly believe that singles are financially stable. Therefore, they will always have enough money available to raise your baby properly, and safely.
Benefit #3: Single Parents will Teach Your Child Independence and Responsibility
Single adoptive parents have thought long and hard about having a family on their own. Thus, they are content and strong enough to love and care for your child without a partner or spouse beside them. They are not distracted by the need for a relationship, and are more than happy to devote their time and attention to your child.
This third benefit ties directly back into the first benefit we discussed — giving your child more one-on-one time. As aforementioned, this is extremely important for your baby’s development and how he or she bonds with their adoptive parent. Being raised by a single parent will also give your child the opportunity to learn about independence and responsibility from a young age. This, in turn, will help them develop a strong sense of self and help them become the well-rounded adult they are meant to be.
Should my Baby be Raised by a Single Adoptive Parent?
Absolutely! Many birth mothers will only look directly at couples who are in search of adopting. Single adoptive parents, as a result, are all too often overlooked. This is because birth mothers have a lot of fears related to single parent adoption, but clearly the benefits of single parent adoption that we presented to you outweigh any negatives.
We encourage you to look into single parent adoption as you search for the best adoptive parent match for your child. If you want to learn more, or have any questions, we have listed our contact information below to help you get started. Don’t hesitate to contact any of our amazing staff at Adoption Choices of Kansas and Missouri. We are always here to help and look forward to hearing from you!