I want to be a father or mother but I do not have a partner, what can I do? Today there are more and more alternatives that are very similar to the natural conception but without the need of a couple: artificial insemination, rent bellies, and of course, adoption. Stating to be parents individually
I want to be a father or mother but I do not have a partner, what can I do? Today there are more and more alternatives that are very similar to the natural conception but without the need of a couple: artificial insemination, rent bellies, and of course, adoption.
Stating to be parents individually will entail a process of intense reflection in which many doubts, contradictions, fears, insecurities will surface, because it is a very important and decisive decision in our lives, just as when a couple decides to have a baby. While it is true that when this decision is taken as a couple responsibility is shared and these fears and insecurities are diluted a little.
Not in all countries can be adopted without a partner
We must be clear that a single-parent family has in itself, a series of peculiarities that define it just as, an adoption is a form of paternity that presents its own particularities. Therefore, when we combine both characteristics, we face a model of paternity that is far from the traditional concept of family. This is not good or bad: it is different. And it does not have to generate any conflict. It is a matter of having an open mind and accepting that there are many ways of doing things.
However, the country where you live, your culture and your habits and customs also play a very important role. And this means that not all countries will see single-parent adoptions in the same way, as do adoptions posed by same-sex couples, or couples who live together but are not married or couples who do not They find themselves in certain age ranges or practicing other religions. There are also countries that, in the case of single-parent adoptions, only allow adopting children of the same sex of the parent or that only allow this type of adoption to women.This fact may seem unfair and difficult to understand but it is the criteria established by each country to regulate these procedures. In Spain, for example, this type of adoption is not easy. There are a series of requirements that we must meet. To these we must always add those established by the countries of origin and make a combination of both, always validating the most restrictive form. That is to say: if in Spain you can not adopt a child with whom the parents have an age difference of more than 40 years but you intend to adopt in a country where the limit is 50, the limit of Spain prevails because it is the more restrictive.
The advice is that when you have decided to adopt, you go to the public entity that takes these steps in your area and calmly inform you of what options you have based on your characteristics since the requirements that each country contemplates vary continuously.
Countries that allow single-parent adoption
Today, these are the countries that allow single-parent adoption (albeit with nuances): Es -Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cote d'Ivoire, Costa Rica, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, Honduras, Hungary, India, Kenya, Latvia, Madagascar, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Senegal, Serbia, Thailand and Venezuela.