After a divorce children from pre-school through late adolescence tend to experience the most of their problems in emotional development (Anderson "The Effect of a Broken Family on Development"). Two people shouldn’t come together in hopes to start a family unless they are both already to fully commit to each other and the babies they wish to have.
It’s hard for a divorced mom or dad to work and be able to have time for their children. It takes a very special person to adopt some other mans kid and raise them as their own.
I am forever thankful for my dad for adopting Haley and being so good with her and accepting her as his own.
For children, divorce is not a onetime event, but a continued process.
This is a traumatic experience for the children because it leaves them feeling alone, as if nobody in the world cares about them.