Adoption is a way of providing the security, permanency and love
of a new family when it is not possible for a child to be raised by
his/her birth parents or within the birth family.
Adoption is a legal process which transfers parental
responsibility from the child's birth parents to their adoptive
parents. The Adoption Order is granted by a court when the
child(ren) have been living with the prospective adopters and
all concerned, including the child, are happy. Once an Adoption
Order is made it cannot be revoked.
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of
another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal
parent or parents. Legal adoptions permanently transfers all rights
and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological
parent or parents.
In many jurisdictions the adopted person's full original birth
certificate is cancelled and replaced with a fabricated
post-adoption birth certificate which states that the child was
born to the adoptive parents. This deception, where carried out,
may continue with the adopted person for life and can be the cause
for many well documented traumas experienced by the adopted person,
including loss of identity, family history, culture, biological
family (including not only biological parents but also siblings and
extended family), family medical history and records, and increased
risk of suicide, homelessness, incarceration, PTSD, depression, and