Lot of people in India prefer to become a single
parent through adoption these days. Do you know why? It is not just because
celebrities are doing it but there are other factors which are leading to
parenting through adoption in India. Read on to find few
questions which will help you to understand why single parenting through
adoption is rising in India
and what are the challenges faced by an adoptive single parent.
What are the reasons behind rise of single parenting through adoption in
Have a quick look at the following points to know about the
reason behind rising single parenting through adoption.
Lifestyle Changes and Increasing
Single parenting is rising because the way of living has
changed. It is rising because priorities
of people are changing as literacy level is also rising. Educated people do not
consider marriage as their priority but they want to build their career and at
the same time enjoy parenting.
Different Way of Thinking
The mentality of people has changed; they think that to
become a parent it is not necessary to get married. People are becoming self
depend with respect to income and way of living. Also with increasing literacy
level the need of having a biological child is vanishing.
Increasing Awareness about Single
Parenting through Adoption
Also because of media, interest and awareness about single
parenting and adoption is increasing. But the assumption that people prefer to
become single parents because of celebrities who are single parents through adoption
2. Do you think Feminist
Laws i.e. 498a, Domestic Violence Act, Maintenance, Child Custody etc; have
created havoc amongst eligible bachelors and they have started fearing
couple of points which will help you understand why eligible bachelors choose
to become single parent through adoption.
Eligible Bachelors have become More Self-Dependent
bachelors fear marriage definitely not because of the reasons like feminist
laws, domestic violence act, maintenance, child custody etc. They do not want
to get married as they have become more self dependent and unlike traditional
Indian way of living life (i.e.; getting married at the age of 25 and getting
settled with kids) the life of people has become career oriented. However,
people may prefer to get married after that.
Influence of Western Culture
notice that western culture is highly influencing people in India. People are not bound by
anything and want to live their life in their own way. The number of nuclear
families is increasing. The traditional Indian joint families can be rarely
seen. Most of the educated and young men and women do not even stay with their parents.
People of India
have accepted this change which is favourable for rise in single parenting.
3. Do you think single parenting needs extra care to the
adopted child? Please focus on psychological aspects of single parenting
and point out major problems being faced by a single parent.
why single parenting needs extra care to the adopted child and major problems
faced by a single parent.
Single Parent has to play a Dual Role
single parenting needs extra care as parent has to play two roles. At the same
time it is necessary for the parent to make the child feel wanted. In general,
single parenting is not easy and there is one more layer added to it if the
child is an adopted child.
Adoptive Parent has to Prepare Herself and Child
to Face Challenges
an adoptive parent, parent should prepare himself or herself to tell the child
at the right age that he or she is adopted. At the same time the parent should
be ready to make child mentally prepared to face that fact that he or she is
is very necessary for parent to raise the child in a way that the child is also
able to face other social issues. Child should have answers to all the
questions which his or her friends may ask him. The literacy is increasing and
people in India
are ready to accept change and issues like single parenting and adoption.
Therefore, this change is gradually also making this process of becoming a
single parent through adoption and raising that child easier.
has to face lot of challenges while raising
child. However, the joys of single parenting through adoption are unique.
Though adoptive single parenting is challenging but it makes the life of single
parent and adoptive child very beautiful.