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The benefits of a Colorado kinship adoption

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2021 | Family Law |

Do you have a Colorado family member who cannot care for their child? Is the child often cared for by someone other than a parent? A kinship adoption can help provide a safe, loving environment and keep the child within the family circle.

When given a choice, parents often prefer kinship adoptions rather than sending their child off to strangers. According to the American Bar Association, more than 2.5 million children have adoptive parents who are blood relatives but not their biological parents. Children benefit from family members in a variety of ways.

Improves overall well-being

Children who live with a relative thrive more often than those who do not. They have fewer changes in living arrangements and school, which helps them feel more stable. Relatives are more likely to take the child’s side and support them in difficult situations than when they live with non-relatives. This helps children gain confidence and express themselves more positively.

Minimizes trauma

Removing little ones from a toxic or dangerous environment can help keep them safe. However, taking them away from familiar faces and places is also traumatizing. If you adopt the child of a family member, it provides them with a sense of security They take comfort knowing they share a relationship with you that goes beyond where they live.

Preserves connections

By adopting a young family member, you help them preserve their cultural identity and their relationship to the community. Maintaining familial connections give children a sense of belonging and aid in healthy development.

Giving over the care and well-being of a child to someone else is often hard on biological parents. They have greater confidence that the child will get the love and care they deserve when the adoptive parents are family. Your relatives may also be happy with this arrangement, especially if they already have an emotional bond with the child.