Adoption of children by unsuitable parents

Other Names:
Poor adoptive parents
Inadequate foster parents
Unsuitability of surrogate parents

The most common cause of adoption failures is inadequately prepared parents. Many prefer to hide the adoption from the adopted child but, since the natural mother's name is recorded on the birth certificate, the child inevitably finds out. This has led to serious traumas, even suicide.

Some countries impose age limits on adopting a foreign child. Romania refuses parents over 40, while China asks that they be at least 35.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST