Adoptive parentWhen the abandoned child becomes adoptable, the child is adopted and enters your home, he/she will begin a new journey with you that will last a lifetime.
It is very important throughout this journey, for you, as a parent, to have realistic expectations from your child. Adoption is a wonderful experience if you show tolerance for different types of behaviors. The adopted child is your child and needs the support and affection of his/her parents, regardless of the situations encountered in life.
No matter how much you try, you cannot predict how you will deal with situations in which you will find yourself as adoptive parent. The way in which the child will react in the new family depends on many factors, from the genetic inheritance to his/her personality, the stage of development, the experiences he/she went through before coming into your family and the marks left by the reference persons from his life until then (foster carers, social workers etc.).
Both the child and the whole family will go through a constant change and evolution. These will bring you together due to the patience and unconditional love; you all will feel fulfilled by your newly formed family.