Adoption is a practice that involves relationship and complete placement, especially for children who may not be having any connection with their biological family members. In most cases, this practice of adoption is voluntary to many adoptees across the world. These adopted children and adults form another group of people who, in one way, are not equal to the rest of the population in society today (Foli, Hebdon, & South, 2017). Their needs are different as they are prone to experiencing various problems such as the level of identity and low self-esteem. Every child and young adult who gets adopted is prone to experiencing many problems regardless of their group or status. Researches show that an approximate percentage of over fifty adopted children face forms such as abuse, violence, and neglect from other people. Such forms of abuse have led to mental health problems that require the intervention of health professionals to address the issue.
Dynamics of adoption expresses that fantasy and individual emotion are the basic parts of these experiences and affect the nature of thought itself. When you apply this to the complexity in adoption experience, it sums up the personal accounts with sections by the professionals. The personal account reflects the feeling expressed, shedding new light on the whole issue of feeling abandoned, lost, and the dynamics of attachments to families and other people. The viewpoint of many professionals, in this case, requires the use of a more conceptualized framework to explore the feelings of the families involved resulting in new insights into the dynamics included in this adoption.
In this essay paper, I chose the article Foli, Hebdon, and South (2017) that speaks about the Dynamic of Adoption, Social and Personal Perspectives. Therefore many reasons made me opt for this article regarding the discussion on dynamic adoption. This is a book that will make health practitioners and policy creators, and families appreciate many levels and instances of the cumbersome adoption process. By appreciating it, they can also apply the understanding properly, which they can insinuate into their own decisions and experiences. It gives new insights to many people who wonder why they do what they are doing and how to do it better.
The value of this article in explaining dynamic adoption is how it essentially presents out adoption as a lifelong process by referring it to a complicated and intricate process. Nevertheless, adoption in one way cannot act as the final solution to most people and adoptees, however making children’s outcomes happy (Foli, Hebdon, & South, 2017). As a book written by professionals, it provides education for training purposes; the article is much material to offer and encourages the reader to tackle the question about adoption and possibly provide possible answers.
Implications for Nurse Practitioners
The article by Tianyuan Luo and Vahe Heboyan is another one that I saw of much meaning in explaining the implications of nurse practitioners in discussing the concept of dynamic adoption. Health nurses have big roles when it comes to dynamic adoption globally, as seen from this article. As we have seen earlier, children and adults who are adopted tend to face many challenging forms of abuse that can alter their psychological development. Additionally, such a stressful life when growing up causes health complications that require nurse practitioners who can help the adopted individuals through mentorships and monitoring signs of psychological risk factors (Luo & Heboyan, 2019).Therefore, I chose this article as it elucidates the essential parts that nurse professionals must address and specifically the point where they can start.
Nurse practitioners can cure and provide treatment as per the mandate of their profession, and considering this fact, nurses can involve in the whole process of diagnosis and treatment of various health complications with the scope of practice for the adopted people regardless of age or status (Luo & Heboyan, 2019). In this way, they help improve the mental and social wellbeing of the adopted children by doing all the essential health practices oriented to them. Besides direct treatment to the associated mental disorders, nurse practitioners can also provide proper guidelines on the feeding behaviors and the kinds of food that such adopted children and adoptees have to opt for depending on the state of the adopted children. Additionally, nurses can also help provide post-adoption resources to adoptees, thus helping maintain the well-being of the adopted individuals.
Significance to Christianity
As we have seen from the two articles on the aspect of dynamic adoption and implication of nurse practitioners, children adoption is an aspect that needs to be embraced with some new measures and perceptions about the whole concept. When we look at this issue from the Christianity point of view, we find that adoption is something that is being talked of with a positive notion (Luo & Heboyan, 2019). The Bible itself talks about adoption, and from the scriptures, it says that taking care of the less fortunate and orphans is one way of serving God in His wholesome. Therefore, adopted people need love, care, and provide any basic need for their sustainability and psychological development from the Christian context.
Adoptees can decide to pick on the new way of adopting children by looking at what God says in scriptures about those who care for the poor. The Bible here emphasizes the great reward which such people have in their life and the eternal being (Luo & Heboyan, 2019). The verse in the book of John speaks about Jesus and His mission on the earth, and it explains how He came to bring back life to humankind. This is proof that also Jesus Himself values adoption because bringing life to people, also means taking good care of these adopted children who essentially have no good life. The same case is seen for the nurse practitioners who are also trying to help improve the wellbeing of such abandoned people.
In conclusion, adoptees need to opt for new ways of adopting children considering the concept of human rights and also the relevance to Christianity. However, they require support from various stakeholders such as the nurse practitioners to assist in handling health issues and psychological development.
Foli, K. J., Hebdon, M., Lim, E., & South, S. C. (2017). Transitions of adoptive parents: A longitudinal mixed methods analysis. Archives of psychiatric nursing, 31(5), 483-492. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883941716303739
Luo, T., & Heboyan, V. (2019). The Impact of Full Scope-of-Practice Regulation on the Rural Labor Supply of Nurse Practitioners: Implications for Farm Health in the United States. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/290982/files/Abstracts_19_05_16_12_54_54_15__207_250_11_1_0.pdf