Dating someone who is slightly different from what you are used to might be just what you need to break a negative pattern of flawed relationships. Dating should be more a process of getting to know potential suitors than a race to your next serious relationship.If you meet someone that you can see yourself eventually getting serious with, go slowly and take the time to learn as much as possible about each other before moving towards commitment.
Dating can be fun, but let's be honest: When you're in a good relationship, you do not miss your single days whatsoever.
Even a simple doctor's appointment wherein an adopted child is quizzed about their family medical history can become a trigger for painful or awkward feelings, reminding the adopted child (or adult) that he or she is somehow different from others and doesn't have the same information available to share with the doctor.
Adopted children may struggle with self-esteem and identity development issues more so than their non-adopted peers.
There can also be significant concerns about coupled with specific hurt feelings over the birthmother's choice to "reject" the child" to "give me away" or "not wanting me enough." Such hurtful and vulnerable feelings may be compounded should the child learn that the birthmother later had other children that she chose to raise herself.
Adopted children may also suffer from a loss of access to important medical or genetic birth family histories.