Teen Adoption

The Impact of Adoption on Teens

If you have never considered adopting a teen, maybe you should listen to some of these stories from adoptive parents who’s lives were forever changed by adopting a teen.


Video used courtesy of YouGottaBelieve.org.

By the mid-teen years many adolescents look like young adults.  Do not let their physical stature fool you!  Teenagers are still primarily children.  They need continued parental supervision, emotional support, guidance and interaction with caring, grounded adults.

Adolescence is a time of significant brain development.  In addition, the social and emotional development of a teenager occurs in three critical areas—identity formation, independence, and intimacy—all of which are affected by adoption.