Help adopted children work through your divorce

By |2022-04-04T18:52:26+00:0010 May 2019|Categories: Family Law|


Adoption is a beautiful way to add a new member to your family and show a child what it is like to be in a loving family. When you make the decision to adopt, you are agreeing to take care of the child for the rest of their life. If you and your spouse determine that the marriage isn’t working out, you will have to come to a custody agreement about your children, including any you’ve adopted.

We know that this might be a troublesome time in your life, but you must be prepared to make decisions that are best for the children. One thing that you have to consider when you are dealing with an adopted child is that they might be more affected by the divorce than what other children will be. This is especially true if you adopted the child when they were older and have a memory of what life was like before the adoption.

It is imperative that throughout the divorce, you take the time to reassure the children that the divorce wasn’t their fault. It isn’t uncommon for kids to think that they caused the divorce, but you shouldn’t ever allow these thoughts to go unaddressed.

We realize that it can be hard to think about how you can make life easier for the children when you are facing such tough times yourself. Just remember that they are still young and resilient. They do need your love and support while they are adjusting to this, so be prepared to find ways to give that.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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