Also known as OPTIONAL ADOPTERS and preferential adopters; individuals who could conceive a child if they wished, but for a variety of reasons, choose to adopt instead in order to introduce or expand the number of children in their family. They may believe in ZERO POPULATION GROWTH and believe it is better to care for already WAITING CHILDREN or children with SPECIAL NEEDS rather than to bring another child into the world.
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