Kids adopted past infancy are not usually placed for adoption voluntarily by their parents. Typically, there's a specific reason why the child was removed from the parents. Sometimes, child protective services discovers a child has been abused or neglected, sometimes parents pass away, and sometimes they become ill or financially unable to raise their child. For those reasons, adopting a child past infancy is far more complex than adopting a newborn. Parents who do, though, have the opportunity to provide great love and support to children who may not have otherwise experienced it.