What are the options for childless couples?

Almost 10,000 children become orphans every day, according to UNICEF. There are at least 140 million orphans around the globe, according to a widely recognized estimate.

The difficulty right now is that we can’t get attached to others unless it’s our own. Our identity of biology is so strong that we cannot simply proclaim them as ‘ours‘. This is because we are trapped in our conservative biological concepts.

Parents are parents. Right?

If you truly want to be a parent, then do so. Children, in particular, are not a commodity. Open your heart and become a foster parent for children who have been abandoned. Many malnourished youngsters are looking for homes and the delights of a normal upbringing. You may be the one to show people in need of your love. You may be the one to demonstrate your love to people who are in need. Adopting them may help a family grow. Many additional characteristics distinguish you as a parent, such as loving and nurturing, passing on tradition, culture, and knowledge, creating memories, and trusting in your children in the same way they would with you. You don’t need a biological kid to do this. Meanwhile, you can travel and assist children who are already on the planet and require assistance. Where there are so many people in need, there is no need for more.

Animals have provided love and company to mankind for millennia, and the ties are reciprocal and unconditional.They are now a part of millions of families and are featured prominently in family photographs. Having a pet, whether a cat or a dog, means having a companion who can reassure you that everything will be well. They will assist you in living in the now, which is tough to do when your pet is begging for attention and care in your lap. They assist in refocusing your thoughts on the current moment rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. The adjustments that a pet brings to your daily life can also have a good effect on your behaviors and emotions. Nowadays, pets are viewed as surrogate children since their owners are required to follow a regimen for feeding and grooming them, as well as having a responsibility to care for them.

Harvard’s researchers claim that pets urge their owners to be more observant in their daily lives.

Societally, We live in a strong pronatalist culture, with an idea and belief that biological parent’s lives are more precious than those of adoptive parents. To get rid of this taboo couples can find help, whether it’s online or in person. By being a part of a couple’s community Experiencing comparable difficulties might be a valuable source of emotional support. What matters is that you don’t feel alone.

Don’t isolate them totally, and don’t make them feel as if they aren’t a member of society. This must be changed.

Importance of Professional Counseling: A friend or family member may listen to you, but they aren’t professionally, technically qualified or experienced to offer you professional advice. If you wish you can contact us at MindTribe to receive help from our team of expert psychologists.

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About the Author.

Sneha Soni is a psychologist at MindTribe.in. You can learn more about her by clicking here

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Acknowledgement: All images used are open source and from Unsplash.

 

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