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Adoption - ... If the adoption goes through then the state will recognize them as parent and child. That child will lose all connections to their original parent, and then that child may become very upset. Some children will feel as if they have lost a loved one and may become depressed and rebellious. Most children have their reasons for refusing adoption when a step-parent asks, but sometimes that isn't the only reason adoptions can become difficult. You have to go through so many classes and clearances to just be considered for adoption....   [tags: children, family, adoption system, behaviour]
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Adoption - ... A New York adoptive mother says, “We came out of there feeling resentful that millions of people-many of them less responsible than we- were having babies and we were being grilled”(Infertility and Adoption). A man by the name of William Pierce says that one man’s restrictions are another man’s standards, meaning that the restrictions towards foster parenting are high to ensure that these children can have good homes with people that can take care of them properly (Infertility and Adoption)....   [tags: Parenting, Adoption Agencies, Teen Parents]
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The Reasons for Adoption - When a couple or individual decides to adopt a child, they know they are going to take on the responsibility of taking care of someone else’s child. Due to the biological parent(s) who can’t take care of that child anymore, because of either drug abuse, alcohol abuse, abuse to the child or if the parent(s) had died and there is no other care for the child. So that’s why this gives other couples who cannot have kids, the opportunity to promise themselves to be a great parent to a child in need. Though there are some bad things about adoption as well....   [tags: Adoption, ] 579 words
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The Advantages of Closed Adoption Over Open Adoption - “I want to be like my adoptive mother, but my birth mother says I’m like her. I don’t know what to do or who I am. My whole life is messed up. It’s not my fault. It can’t be fixed,” said a girl adopted into an open adoption (Byrd). An open adoption is a process in which the birth parents and the adoptive parents know each other and are involved in the adopted child’s life. A closed adoption is when there is no contact at all and no identifying information is given between birth and adoptive parents (Byrd)....   [tags: adoption]
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Child Adoption Research Paper - My sister Katie feels like she “doesn’t belong” with my family. As kids, we used to play dress up with one another and Katie would always ask my mom to make her have blonde hair just as I did. My mom would then put a yellow towel on her head so that she could pretend she did. As a child I could not understand why Katie would want to do such a silly thing to try and look as I did. In my eyes we were both the same and nothing else mattered. As we got older, it became more apparent to me how different we really were....   [tags: Adoption]
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Adoption - Adoption Works Cited Not Included When a person decides to adopt, he takes the responsibility of raising a child who is not biologically his own. There are various reasons why people decide to adopt. Some say adoption is the best thing for certain children and many successful stories prove it to be true. However, there are also numerous tragic reports of adopted children being abused. 'Basically, what adoption meant, and still means, is that someone (the adoptive couple) is promising to assume all responsibilities for taking care of someone else' (Powledge 4)....   [tags: Adoption Family Families Children Essays] 1053 words
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International Adoption - The necessity of adoption in the world is astounding. Currently, there is an estimated 143 million orphans worldwide (Wingert, vol.151). As of 2007, there were 513,000 children living in foster care within the United States alone (Rousseau 21:14). International adoption in the United States was jumpstarted post World War II as a way of helping those children who were left homeless, after war had taken their parents. Although there are thousands of healthy children awaiting adoption in the United States, several American couples still turn to foreign adoption when seeking potential children....   [tags: Social Issues, Adoption] 1792 words
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International Adoption - ... You’re possibly bringing over many diseases that could spread in America rapidly. Luckily it’s never happened on a dangerous scale, but it only takes one child that doesn’t get inspected properly by a foreign doctor to wipe out a whole nation. That reminds me, do you even know what information you will receive about a child that isn’t adopted in the U.S.. A doctor that has inspected his fair share of internationally adopted kids even said, “The information that is received on any child is typically minimal....   [tags: local adoption, orphans]
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International Adoption - ... Typically they stay their for a little over two weeks but it can drag on to over three months. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but do you know how much plane tickets cost to go to a completely other country. That is going to match the cost of the entire adoption here in America. Not to mention that you also have to have renewed passport and money to stay somewhere over there plus food and all the other necessary things needed to keep you alive. It’s plain and simple, if you adopt here you will not have to go through any of these dilemmas and it will cost you much less....   [tags: children, orphans, patriotism, domestic adoption]
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Biracial Adoption - Interracial Adoption Adoption is the complete and permanent transfer of parental rights and obligations, usually from one set of legal parents to adoptive parents(Ademec 27). Not until the late 19th century did the U.S. legislative body grant legal status to adoptive parents. This is when children and parents started to gain rights and support from the government. Through the years new laws have been passed and amended to keep the system fair to all adoptive parents. In 1994, Congress passed the Multiethnic Placement Act, making it illegal to delay the placement a child to find a racially matching family....   [tags: Interracial Adoption]
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Domestic vs International Adoption - ... Since the parents of an adopted international child do not know the family’s medical history, they may seem healthy at first, but the parents may later see medical issues arise. Medical problems are both emotionally and financially consuming. With domestic adoption, if the couple adopts in state, there are no plane tickets involved, and immunizations and a visa are not needed. There are many more babies ready to be adopted in the United States compared to internationally because single and teen mothers are the biggest contributors....   [tags: Adoption Agencies, America, International]
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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption - ... Also, VA code 63.2-1225 states that “In determining the appropriate home in which to place a child for adoption, a married couple or an unmarried individual shall be eligible to receive placement of a child for purposes of adoption.” The Commonwealth of Virginia takes into consideration the birth parents of the child and holds the position that adoptive parents must meet the requirements for the “best interests of the child”. Specifically, in code section § 63.2-1205 the following requirements are stated: In determining whether the valid consent of any person whose consent is required is withheld contrary to the best interests of the child, or is unobtainable, the circuit court or juvenile and domestic relations district court, as the case may be, shall consider all relevant factors, including the birth parent(s)' efforts to obtain or maintain legal and physical custody of the child; whether the birth parent(s) are currently willing and able to assume full custody of the child; whether the birth parent(s)' efforts to assert parental rights were thwarted by other people; the birth parent(s)' ability to care for the child; the age of the child; the quality of any previous relationship between the birth parent(s) and the child and between the birth parent(s) and any other minor children; the duration and suitability of the child's present custodial environment; and the effect of a change of physical custody on the child....   [tags: adoption, homosexuality, family law] 1654 words
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Discrimination Against Gay Adoption - Note: This paper has a very long Annotated Bibliography. In recent years, same-sex relationships have become more encompassing in US society. State legislation is changing such as accepting gay marriages, enforcing anti-discrimination laws, and legal gay adoptions; the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is becoming public. Gay-headed families, like heterosexuals, are diverse and varying in different forms. Whether a created family is from previous heterosexual relationships, artificial insemination, or adoption, it deserves the same legal rights heterosexual families enjoy....   [tags: adoption by same-sex couples]
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Romanian Adoption - Romanian Adoption Abstract During my research on Romanian Adoption, I first believed that the law had no relevance and was just a stupid law so that Romania could get into the European Union. However, during my research I saw that Romania did have the children at interest but the law was too extreme. The law has both upsides and downsides to it. The most effective and persuasive evidence that I have found is the letter from Emma Nicholson. This quote is pretty strong: “Adoption is the giving of a family to a child and not a child to a family.” This statement was made by the Stratsburg Court when they ruled in favor of the two Romanian girls who wished to stay in Romania but was adopted against their wishes....   [tags: Romania Adoption Adopted]
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International Adoption - Missing Works Cited International Adoption The birth of a girl has never been a cause for celebration in China, and stories of peasant farmers drowning newborn girls in buckets of water have been commonplace for centuries. Now, however, as a direct result of the one-child policy, the number of baby girls being abandoned, aborted, or dumped on orphanage steps is unprecedented. Adopting Internationally Adoption is procedure by which people legally assume the role of parents for a person who is not their biological child....   [tags: Adoption Adopting Children Family Essays] 5137 words
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International Adoptions - INTRODUCTION The number of international adoptions taking place in the United States is steadily increasing. Many people looking to start a family in the United States are turning to international adoptions because the process is easier than adopting within this country. However, many of these adoptive parents are not ready for the challenges of adopting a child from another country. Not only are the adoptive parents and the children at different levels of readiness to attach but the child is forced into a new culture as well....   [tags: Adoption] 683 words
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Adoption: More than just an Option for the Childless - ... However, when a young, pregnant girl chooses to have an abortion because “she has heard many stories lately about adopted children being abused or growing up ‘dysfunctional’ and haunted by their status,” it is clear that these negative images of adoption have gone too far (McFadden). Many people are often wary of the possibility that an adoption could disrupt, which is when the adoption is terminated before it can be legally finalized, or dissolve, which is when an adoption is terminated afterwards....   [tags: Children, Families, Adoption]
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Adoption - ... After World War II, thousands of abandoned Jewish children were claimed by families throughout America and Europe. Also, American soldiers brought home Japanese-American children after the war. Different Christian denominations encouraged and supported international adoption; (“paraphrase”) “Sidney” started off at an orphanage awaiting an adoption. She was about seven years old when her parents decided that having her around was too risky for their budget. Adopted from Russia, Sidney soon became aware of a new language, a new culture, and a new family....   [tags: unprotected sex, abortion, orphan]
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Adoption - ... Also in the United States regulations need to ensure these prospect parents are capable to adopt a child, for that requiring a finger printing to verify the applicant’s criminal record, and medical record to provide evidence the adoptive parents are in good health conditions to care this child, and believe or not, the adoptive family have to be sure that the child who they want as a part of their family is an orphan, because if the child has blood relatives, the opportunity for the adoption is primarily for the relatives over the prospective parents Meanwhile time passes and the number of children in America waiting to be adopted grows, and the chances are fading for those who are no longer small....   [tags: children, family, love, parenting, law, home]
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Gay Adoption Should be Allowed - In this society people say that everyone is equal, but I wonder if we are equal. People of today fear change and believe that any change that was wrong in the past is wrong still today. I'm here to say that it is time for change. Homosexuals of the United Sates are regular people just like heterosexuals. The question that I have for society is that if all of the people in our nation are looked at as equal, then why are homosexuals treated differently. I have always believed that everyone should be treated equally, and I?m here to stand up for homosexuals....   [tags: Homosexual Adoption Essays] 856 words
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Adoption - Pace of technology adoption depends on perceived benefits in using technology. “Mr. Bush declared that every American should have an electronic medical record within 2014” (Pear, 2007). The goal was to move to EHR systems by year 2014. When President Obama took rule he reinforced this goal and announced $20 billion in stimulus money to implement electronic record systems (Marcus & Nussbaum, 2009).According to an article by New England Journal of Medicine, EHR systems are widely adopted in countries like Europe, Australia but it is only fully adopted by 4 % of American physicians (Hoffmann, 2009)....   [tags: Health, Medical Record, EHR Systems] 1244 words
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It's Time for Legalization of Same Sex Adoption Around the Country - What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To confront this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity, not by just giving children homes, but also allowing them to experience the lifestyle that same-sex patents present. In addition, the government has to realize that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: gay studies, adoption, argumentative, persuasive] 1347 words
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Adoption - Adoption Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are. Perhaps you thought, “Why am I so short, or why do I have blue eyes?” Then you look to your parents and realize it is inherited. People who are adopted can’t find that out. All they can do in life is wonder. They don’t know their past, and they don’t know their future. A raging debate has been taking place across the nation over whether or not adoptees in the US should have access to their original birth certificates when they reach 18....   [tags: Papers] 334 words
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Gay Adoption - Homosexuality is becoming more and more accepted and integrated into today’s society, however, when it comes to homosexuals establishing families, a problem is posed. In most states, homosexuals can adopt children like any other married or single adult. There are many arguments to this controversial topic; some people believe that it should be legal nationally, while others would prefer that is was banned everywhere, or at least in their individual states. There are logical reasons to allow gays to adopt children, but for some, these reasons are not enough....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Adoptions]
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The Psychological Effects of Adoption - “James and Martha Brown went to Mrs. White’s office the next day and found waiting for them a bouncing baby girl with soft brown eyes and a happy smile. Right away they said, ‘We love this baby already’” (Wasson). As is stated in the classic children’s book, The Chosen Baby, this story serves as a common introductory tool that some adoptive families use to explain to their children the way their family was created. The Chosen Baby shares the absolute joy that parents experience when adopting a child and effectively helps children better understand their family dynamics....   [tags: Legal Issues, Social Issues, Adoptions] 2432 words
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Interracial Adoptions - Interracial Adoptions Interracial Adoptions is when a family adopts a child of another race or culture. Traditionally adoption has been a relatively straight forward procedure. Children were mostly adopted by heterosexual, dual-parent households of the same race. But, America is changing. American's are becoming more tolerant of interracial adoptions, adoptions by single-parent families and adoptions by gay and lesbian couples. Adoptions is now more than a moral issue, it is now a ethnic issue also....   [tags: Race Adoption]
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LGBT Adoption - LGBT Adoption “ There are approximately 100,000 children and/ or adolescents who are in the Child Welfare System waiting to be put into foster care or be adopted” (Kreisher). The number of children living with 1 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT) parent today ranges from six to fourteen million children or adolescents. Adoption is to take into one’s family legally and raise as one’s own child. Although adoption is first spoken of in the Bible, the first recorded adoption takes place in 1693 in the colonial United States when the governor of Massachusetts adopts a son marking the first legal adoption (Sezun)....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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Interracial Adoption - Imagine being a child without a family, longing for to be living in place to call home you, and feeling incomplete because you do not have a place where you belong. Many children in foster care or orphanages are faced with similar feelings. Children who live in the United States often wait years to be adopted and in most cases, the minority children wait twice as long to be placed with families of their own ethnic background. One article by Linda Johnson Price, the president and CEO of Ebony magazine and a woman who was also adopted, discussed the fact that there are around 500,000 children in foster care waiting to be placed into a home and that close to 45 percent of those children are black (Rice, 2007)....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Care, Racial Relations] 2221 words
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Gay Adoption - ... There are so many lengthy prolonged debates over who is fit to be called a parent that some people don’t even want to get involved period (Weiss 100). According to Reverend Maurice Gordon, “Under no circumstances should a child be allowed to be brought up in a homosexual environment” (Weiss 95). Now some people may believe the way you raise a child in a homosexual home is harmful because of internal problems with the children’s minds and way of thinking about stuff. Some say that they will have a big chance of having psychological problems....   [tags: homosexuality, rights, discrimination, children]
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Open to Access - “A survey conducted by the Evans D. Donaldson Institute found that six out of ten Americans” have had a ‘personal experience’ with adoption (Dudley 1). With such a high percentage, it is important for one to understand the issues entwined with open and closed adoptions. In the United States today, closed adoptions are associated with secrecy and shame, leading to long-term emotional problems for children and parents. The basic idea of open adoptions allows the child to know his or her birth parents' identities....   [tags: Adoption]
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Adoptees Have Rights Too - Adoptees Have Rights Too Adoptees gaining access to their birth records continues to remain a politically charged issue. For well over thirty years adoptees have battled to gain access to information that rightfully belongs to them. The government should find a way to concentrate on opening records while respecting the rights of all parties involved. Adoptees should have access to all information pertaining to their adoptions and birth certificates like all other people born into families do. Years ago adoption records got sealed not only from the public so the families, both adoptive and birth parents, would not face the scrutiny of adoption, but also from those listed on the birth certificate itself....   [tags: Adoption]
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To Know or Not to Know - To Know or Not to Know Every day children are born to women give birth to children that they have to give up for adoption for one reason or another. This reason usually plays an important role that determines whether the biological parent(s) want to stay in contact with the child and to be a part of his/her life. Although this reason may be very significant to the biological parents, it will most likely mean nothing to the child. Adopted children have the right to know the identities of their birth parents....   [tags: Adoption]
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Adopted Children Have the Right to Know the Identities of Their Birth Parents - Every day children are born to parent’s that give them up for adoption for one reason or another. This reason usually plays an important role in determining whether the biological parent(s) want their identities known by the child. Although the reason may be fundamental to the parents in shaping whether they choose yes or no, its value should not take precedence over the fact that adopted children have the right to know the identities of their birth parents. Many practical reasons play a part in this argument, one of which is the knowledge of their medical histories....   [tags: adoption]
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Transracial Adoptions - Thesis: Transracial adoptees family situation affects many aspects of the adopted child’s life. Do these children have identity formation difficulties during adolescence and are there any significant differences between adoptees and birth children. Transracial Adoptees and Families I. Attachment Issues A. Trust versus Mistrust B. Age of child at time of placement C. Need of Attachment II. Development Issues A. Identity versus Role Confusion B. Age of child at time of placement C. Need of Attachment III....   [tags: Attachment Issues, International Adoption]
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Adoption in America - Open Adoption: A Growing Trend in the U.S. In the last four decades, the concept of the American family has undergone a radical transformation, reflecting society's growing openness. Among all segments of society, there is a greater acceptance of a variety of family structures from single parenting to blended families to same sex parenting of children. The introduction of openness into the process of adoption offers new opportunities for children in need of a parent or parents and prospective parents wishing to create or expand their families....   [tags: Parenting] 1495 words
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adoption process - Adoption: The Process Adoption is metamorphosing into a radical new process that is both sweeping the nation and changing it. But this process is not an easy one, there are many steps to go through. Through research it is made a lot easier. Adoption is a also a highly visible example of a social institution that has benefits from and been reshaped by both the Internet and the exponential growth of alternative lifestyles, from single to transracial to gay. It is accelerating our transformation into a more multicultural society; even as it helps redefine out understanding of “family.” The process includes three main steps including a type of adoption, the techniques for location a baby for adoption, arranging a successful adoption, the steps at the hospital, and lastly the legal issues in adoption....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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Transracial Adoption - Transracial Adoption In 1991 a study was conducted using 916 respondents to find attitudes towards transracial adoption. . 71% of those surveyed believed that race should not be a factor in who should be allowed to adopt a child. However, those respondents in a highest age category, such as 64 or older, were 63% less likely to approve of transracial adoption, compared to the younger age category. African-American women were 84% less likely than African-American men to approve of transracial adoption....   [tags: Papers] 464 words
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Transracial Adoption - Transracial Adoption The topic of child welfare is quite a broad one. There are numerous programs and policies that have been put in place to protect children. One of these policies is that of Adoption. Adoption was put into place to provide alternate care for children who cannot live with their biological families for various reasons. One of the more controversial issues surrounding adoption is that of Transracial adoption. Transracial Adoption is the joining of racially different parents and children (Silverman, 1993)....   [tags: Papers] 1644 words
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International Adoption - International Adoption        When a mission team from south Florida arrived in Camp Haitia, they saw what to them was the most poverty stricken land on earth. Some of the men were literally ill at the sight of the filth in the rivers, on the land, and covering the children. Because Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world, families do not even have enough to provide for their children, and many of them are left to fend for themselves. The mission team witnessed them bathing in polluted waters and scrounging for non-existent food....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Adoption and Diffusion - Adoption and Diffusion "The emergence of the basic paradigm for early diffusion research [was] created by two rural sociologists at Iowa State University, Bryce Ryan and Neal C. Gross" and gained recognition when they "published the results of their hybrid corn study"(Valente and Rogers, 1995, paragraph 1 ) in 1943. Post World War II agriculture experienced a boom in "technological innovation" and "as a result…U.S. farms became business enterprises rather than family-subsistence units…concerned with productivity, efficiency, competitiveness, and agricultural innovations"(Valente and Rogers, 1995, paragraph 11 )....   [tags: Science Papers]
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Adoption of Animals - Adoption of Animals Anyone, who visits an animal shelter, as I do, sees an extraordinary number of beautiful, affectionate, and desperate dogs and cats. The majority of animals in any particular shelter are dogs, usually adults, for whom there aren't enough adoptive homes waiting. A few may have come from responsible breeders, whose owners do not realize that the breeder will take them back,many are those who are lost, and/or from owners who simply got tired of them. Some are pet shop puppies from a puppy mill that did not meet the owner's expectations due to health, temperament, or other reasons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Homosexual Adoption Rights - New Jersey’s statewide parenting legislation espouses a progressive stance on the matters of same-sex parenting and child care in the processes of adoption and foster parenting. The Garden State allows for same-sex adoption; allows single homosexuals to adopt; and allows second parent same-sex adoption (“Same-Sex Adoption Laws,” n.d.). New Jersey has passed progressive laws and policies that prohibit discrimination charged against gay individuals in the adoption process (Sudol, 2010). New Jersey state law also bans discrimination against gay individuals in the foster parent process (2010)....   [tags: Legal Issues, New Jersey, Foster Care ] 2526 words
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The Challenges of Transracial Adoption - To the thousands of children in foster care, adoption means being part of a family. Adoption signifies a chance to be loved, wanted, and cared for properly. Every year thousands of children enter the foster care system. In the year 2010 alone, 245,375 children entered foster care, of that number over 61,000 were black. An astounding 30,812 black children were waiting for adoption in 2010 (AFCARS). With so many children needing homes, it would seem their adoption would be open to any and all loving families, yet this is not the necessarily the case....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Adoption and Its Process - ... Pulling on his soon-to-be parents heart strings, they were even more motivated to get this process done. It has been challenging but rewarding to everyone in the family. Another one of these kids in the Bousman family are twin brother and sister. Originally named David and Devony, they were younger so they did not have to go through as many foster homes as Michael did. Their mother left them with their abusive father, so they were taken away and put into foster care. Their last foster care parents fell in love with them and wanted to adopt them as their own children since they could not have their own....   [tags: infertility, Old Testament, foster care]
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Arguments for Open Adoption Records - Arguments for Open Adoption Records For those who are a part of the adoption world one of the most hotly debated issues is whether birth records should be open or closed to adoptees. With this issue come strong feelings on both sides. In most states adoption records are fully sealed and inaccessible, unless the adoptee petitions the court. In 16 states these records are fully or partially available upon request with no court involvement, and also may depend upon when you were born. In a few states records are completely prohibited and the adoptee will never have any access to them....   [tags: Law]
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Medical Problems in International Adoption - Adoption brings a child born to other parents into a new family. Birth parents have a number of reasons for placing the child for adoption, but usually it is because they want better lives for their children than they feel they will be able to give or provide for the child. International adoption is popular around the world right now, but there are many problems with it. Pre-adoption evaluations, the development of mental health disorders, and overall health problems with the child are major problems with international disorders....   [tags: Health Care ]
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A Case Against Interracial Adoption - Black children are disproportionately represented in the foster care system. In the most recent Statistical Abstract published in 2011 by the U.S. Census Bureau, Black children accounted for 15% of the U.S. child population in 2009. In contrast, Black children were at almost 30% of the total number of children in foster care for the same year according to the Department of Health and Human Services 2009 Foster Care report. In addition, there are not enough Black families available to adopt these children....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Equal Rights for Adoption - What does the word family mean to you. Our current society has many definitions of family that exist beyond the traditional mother-father-child dynamic. With these changes to the modern concept of family has come much controversy. One of these changes is the rise of gay men and lesbian women who are currently raising children or are interested in becoming parents. There has been both legal and social resistance to gay parent adoptions in the United States. However, research has shown no proof that child development is negatively impacted by same-sex parenting; therefore, sexual orientation is not a valid reason to deny adoption....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The High Price of Adoption - ... They want to be the perfect parents and not take for granted how fortunate they are to be able to do so. It is proven that children who are adopted have greater health, receive more one-on-one attention, and their adoptive parents are more involved in the child’s activities. Statistics show that more than half of adopted children eat dinner with their family at least six times a week (statistics). In this day in age, that is almost unheard of. Biological families do not even spend that kind of time together, and they definitely did not spend $35,000 to get their child....   [tags: social issues, infertility]
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RUSSIAN'S ADOPTION BAN - ... When he tried to make it public, he was imprisoned, beaten and tortured. Magnitsky was left without medical assistance for over 300 days in a Russian notorious prison where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. He never got a trial and was 37 years old when he died. Two weeks after the Magnitsky Act is signed, Vladimir Putin bans Americans from adopting in Russia. Putin’s reaction to the Magnitsky Act isn’t an understanding one and he calls the act unfriendly; he, also informs that 18 American officials that they will not be allowed to set foot in Russia anymore....   [tags: Sergei Magnitsky, Americans in Russia]
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My Adoption Journey - While different from most people’s expectations, adoption can be a wonderful alternative to natural child birth. For people that can have their own biological children and for those that can not, adoption can be the solution to having a fulfilling family. The biological parents placing their children for adoption, the adopting parents, and the children being adopted all benefit greatly from adoption. Most women can naturally get pregnant and most men can naturally get women pregnant. But for the small minority that can not get pregnant, for whatever reason or other, have to explore other means of having children....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1581 words
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Adoption to the Homosexuals Couples - What is wrong with America. This is a nation built on the success of the children, and future generations. How can we say that when thousands of children are in foster care to this day. To face this problem states must realize that adoption to homosexuals is a great opportunity. Not by just giving children homes, but allowing them to experience, the lifestyle that same-sex parents contribute. In addition, the government must consider that religion should not play a role in whether or not gays should be able to adopt as a couple....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Effects of Adoption on a Family - There are common ordeals and situations that can trouble a family emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Adoption is one situation a family must encounter when a child is born without a proper system of support to sustain life after birth. The causes for a family to make a heartfelt decision to place a child for adoption can have dramatic effects on the birth parents, adoptive parents, and child (Adoptee), even if the decision is meant for the best. The birth parents are affected by the thought of loss of a child due to the adoption placement procedure during pregnancy because their unplanned arrival of a child and life plans will take an unexpected turn as new parents....   [tags: Family Psychology, social issues]
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Adoption: Is It the Life Option? - Thinking about adopting a child from another country. It means a lot to even think about the idea, but actually going through the process is a pretty remarkable event. Adopting a child from another country is a very important life option that a family needs to be mentally prepared for, they may even have to change their ways for the child. Even though approximately 13,000 immigrant children are adopted each year, there are many issues that adoptive parents need to be concerned about when they are adopting internationally....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Should Adoption Be Colour Blind? - Children from ethnic minority backgrounds take (on average) three times longer to be adopted than children from white backgrounds. Is this because families only want white children. No, this is completely untrue. Social workers prevent white families or couples from adopting children that are from a different race. Is this because the families are incapable of taking care of a child. Once again, this is fallacious. Social workers wait for a “perfect-match” (matching a black child to a black family, for example) even if this means that the child is never adopted....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Advantages of International Adoption - The Positive Outlooks on International Adoption Imagine getting married to the love of your life, knowing from the day that you first laid eyes on him that he was the one that was going to father the children that you would have in the coming years. Three months after having the wedding of your dreams, you find out you are pregnant after two years of trying to conceive and you could not be happier. Celebrating with friends and family eager to share with them the good news that you were expecting a miracle after almost giving up, you are jubilant....   [tags: orphans, infertility, family] 1570 words
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International Adoption Should be Supported - ... Some of the countries do not have children start the first grade until the age of seven, where in the United States they start children at the age of six and we have pre-school for younger children to help get them started on their social skills at an early age (Gindis). A child’s psychological development is disrupted when they are put into an international adoption setting because they don’t have a stable adult figure in their life to lead them in the correct direction or to help them in certain situations....   [tags: Health, Education, America]
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Abortion: Consider Adoption - ... Selfishness infests their brains and all they can think of is themselves: how their lives will be ruined, they can't possibly support the child, their education will be put on hold. However, what people don't realize is everything that is material can be salvaged: they can continue their education, their family will be there to support them, the government can provide them with money. On the other hand, once a life is taken, there is no turning back. There is no restart button. It's the end....   [tags: pregnancy, murder, birth parents, awareness]
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Same-Sex Adoption - Change the World Imagine that you are with the person of your dreams. They are smart, sweet, intelligent, your parents even approve of them. You have gotten to the point in your relationship where you want to have a family, but like lots of families in the US, you are not able to conceive a child, so you do what any loving couple would do, you try to adopt a child. You get dressed up, get your papers together and go to the adoption agency only to find out that it is illegal for you to adopt a child....   [tags: Parenting, argumentative, persuasive] 941 words
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Trans-Racial Adoption - Trans-racial adoption has been and continues to be on the rise in many parts of the world. Throughout the years numerous questions pertaining to race and ethnicity have been raised. Ethnicity can be defined as a common belief that people with the same ancestry and genealogy should be associated together. While people of the same origin share common sociological aspects, people of the same race share a biological connection. Races are considered to be people who share many aspects of life, like the color of their skin and a common nationalism....   [tags: Race]
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Adoption by Same-Sex Couples - Adoption by Same-Sex Couples 19th Annual Robyn Rafferty Mathias Conference I. Introduction In recent years, there has been an increase in same-sex couples applying to adopt children at both infancy and from the foster care system. Although society’s perception of a family normally consists of a mother and father, the times are changing. According to the United States 2000 Census, this societal perception of a normal family, referred to as the “nuclear family”, only represents less than 24%, of households in the U.S....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, gay righ] 2056 words
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The Battle for Homosexual Adoption - “If it was me,” declares Texas legislator Robert Talton, “I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such – this is where they are now if they’re not fostered out. At least they have a chance of learning the proper values” (Sanchez). Such a mindset betrays Talton’s ignorance of children raised in same-sex households. The blame does not solely fall on him though; many people in the world today are in the dark about whether or not to allow gay and lesbian parents to adopt children. Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for the parent’s benefit, but to the benefit of the child as well....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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An Analysis of Ethical Dilemma of International Adoption - Adoption boundaries have steadily extended since the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War, where many children became orphans. As a response to them winners, especially Americans, started to adopt children from the war-torn countries (Wilkinson 1995, 174). Thus, it was a start point for international adoption. Intercountry (international or transnational) adoption is defined as adoption, where child is removed to the adoptees’ country. In recent times motives to adopt internationally are explained as charity of wealthier and more developed nations, a wish to help countries, which are fighting with economic problems, and also insufficient numbers of babies within the country....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Open Adoption: The Best Interest of the Child - Adoption is in place to balance, to nurture and create a structural environment of safety in which the child can thrive and develop into a productive individual contributing to society. Also, it allows older children to abandon old maladaptive behaviors and make their first steps toward the construction of new behaviors influenced by their new environment. In years past, parents who adopted a child as an infant often debated whether to tell him or her about the adoption. Many children grew up not knowing they were adopted, and the birth mother’s identity was kept secret from those who did know (Ashford, LeCroy and Lortie 249)....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Adoption Issues: A Family is Made with Love - She should have brown eyes, dark brown hair, and a pretty smile. Or do I want a little boy, so I can raise him to be a football quarterback. Do I want to be buying pink princess costumes or scary monster costumes. Am I even ready to care for another person. People question themselves while deciding whether or not adoption is the right choice for them. Not all hopeful, soon-to-be parents pass the first set of qualifications. Every adoption’s goal is to bring a son or daughter into a new family. However, each type also has different processes and qualifications....   [tags: Social Issues, Adoptive Parents] 2178 words
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Advanced Manufacturing Technology Adoption in India - The fast development of the software industry has spurred rapid implementation of leading technologies in India, one of the fastest emerging economies in the world. The study of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) adoption in India is, therefore, is a relevant and important topic today. The main focus of this study is to estimate the future status of AMT adoption levels and investment in AMT in the short-run perspective after briefly presenting current AMT implementation levels for all 25 technologies....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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Adoption of Children by Same-Sex Couples - Traditionally, a family has been considered to consist of a heterosexual couple and their children, but many forms of family life exist in contemporary society. Homosexual people also form family units, either as single parents or as couples, with children, who are included in the family through a variety of circumstances. Many have children who were born in previous families (Johnson & Piore, 2004) and many have children who were born in a previous heterosexual marriages. A gay man or lesbian women or couple can enlist the help of a surrogate to have a baby while other homosexuals adopted or foster children (Sherman, 2002; Virtel, 2007)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Strengthening The Foster Care and Adoption System - Many potential adopted parents have experienced heartbreak, anguish and other problems that can be associated with adoption. There is an imbalance in the Nations foster care system and the system needs to be strengthening and the quality of services improved. Despite attempts in the foster care system agencies under the guidelines of the “Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997” (ASFA) to locate suitable homes and families for foster children, many remain in foster care. “Too often, Child Welfare policy and the agencies responsible for it – offices that respond to child abuse and neglect, oversee foster care placements, and seek to reunite children with their parents to find adoptive families- are out of sight and out of mind except for fleeting moments of tragedy, such as a child’s death”....   [tags: Social Work]
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Adoption of E-Prescribing in Healthcare Organizations - Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) has the ability to improve the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of health care. Experts have predicted that e-prescribing could avoid over 2 million adverse drugs events annually, of which 130,000 are life-threatening. This report defines e-prescribing and the challenges that may be faced in adopting this system. E-Prescribing The eHealth Initiative defines e-prescribing as “the use of computing devices to enter, modify, review, and output or communicate drug prescriptions.” (Electronic Prescribing, n.d.) There are varying levels of e-prescribing systems ranging from Level 1 through Level 6....   [tags: Health Care, Pharmaceuticals]
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The Benefits of Uniform Adoption in Public Schools - ... However, like Walmsley emphasized, when public schools require their students to wear the mandatory uniform, students will not have any struggle about choosing what clothes to wear today and tomorrow. In other words, students will have more time spending on school work. Another point is that the purpose of students going to school is gaining knowledge and preparing for their future. Students learn how to dress formally as a student in school. The adoption of this district uniform could help them to prepare the way professionals dressed. The next advantage of public school uniforms can be identified as the reduction of bullying behaviors....   [tags: Public School Districts, School Uniforms]
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The Process of Adoption and the Need for Change - "I am a 31 yr. old adoptee, I was adopted at birth it was prearranged prior to my birth, my sister who is 3 yrs younger also a prearranged adoption at birth...actually we were picked up by our adopted parents around six to nine weeks but my understanding is I was never with my birth mother I was either in the hospital or at the agency until they came to get us" ("Open Adoption"). Adoption is the process by which people take a child who was not born to them and raise them as a member of their family (Fanshel)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Uniform Adoption Act of 1994 - The Uniform Adoption Act of 1994 The uniform adoption act of 1994 was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). The Uniform Adoption Act of 1994 seals adoption records for 99 years, makes it illegal to search for birth parents by anyone including the adoptee, shortens revocable consent periods that many states have enacted to a dismissal 8 days from birth of the child (Uniform Adoption Act, 1). This proposal of the uniform adoption act just shows what is wrong with the adoption process, adoptees should have the right to search for their birth parents for medical and personal reasons....   [tags: Papers] 858 words
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It's Time for Open Adoption - It's Time for Open Adoption Based on statistics gathered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau, approximately 46,000 children found homes through the foster care system last year alone (Cumpston, 8b). It is hard to imagine that there is this unbelievable number of children adopted in just one year, and the process is still different for every family who goes through it. Only after much research, can one conclude that while handling an adoption, a process known as open adoption is the most beneficial for everyone alike....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Rogers' Diffusion and Adoption Research - Rogers' Diffusion and Adoption Research Why do technology initiatives fail despite their promises and boundless possibilities. From integrating technology in education to introducing technological innovation in agriculture, users acceptance presents a complex set of challenges to innovation diffusion. According to Everett Rogers, one reason why there is so much interest in the diffusion of innovations is because "getting a new idea adopted, even when it has obvious advantages, is very difficult" (Rogers, 1995, p....   [tags: Research Papers Technology Essays]
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Adoption, the Moral Alternative to Abortion - Adoption, the Moral Alternative to Abortion It was only three days after being born that I was flown to my new family in Illinois. If I had not been for a one woman’s unselfish decision, I would not be writing the words on this page right now. Abortion is an ethically wrong decision and option for a parent. It is illegal to take the life of another human being; by choosing to have an abortion, legally a parent is not willingly killing a human life. However, this choice is still seen as a murder to most people....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1275 words
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Child Neglect and Adoption - Adoption and child neglect are major issues in society today. Many children go through these processes everyday. By going through these trials, it changes the child's aspect on life. The movie, Losing Isaiah, is about a mother who neglected her infant to get a hit off of crack. After waking up from being passed out, she realizes that her child is missing. Another mother decided to adopt the baby and raise it in a fit environment. However when the child turns three, the birth mother decided to go to court to try and win custody of the child....   [tags: Losing Isaiah, 2015] 1133 words
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Adoption And Identity Formation - There has been an enormous amount of research conducted about adoptees and their problems with identity formation. Many of the researchers agree on some of the causes of identity formation problems in adolescent adoptees, while other researchers conclude that there is no significant difference in identity formation in adoptees and birth children. This paper will discuss some of the research which has been conducted and will attempt to answer the following questions: Do adoptees have identity formation difficulties during adolescence....   [tags: essays research papers] 2068 words
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Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption - Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption The line between public and private is quickly diminishing, if there ever was a line to start. Private ideologies (social and moral/ethical attitudes) have been made public by what legislation does (not) relegate, and then protects the right to privacy for the individuals who abide by these private ideologies. The intrinsic protection of adherents to a dominant ideology forces those with deviant ideology to actively make their private concerns public in order to be granted their "right to privacy." However, even after this guarantee it is not possible for the private to leave the public sphere until the dominant ideology changes radically to incorporate these rights at the same intrinsic level of the original ideology- meaning the right to privacy has to be constantly reiterated until the societal backing makes it dominant....   [tags: Homosexual Children Papers]
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Adoption Instead of Abortion - Adoption Instead of Abortion What is a human. A human by definition is a biological being that belongs to the species Homo sapiens that is unique from every other being. Now the question that many people are asking is: “Is a baby that is unborn a human?” Many believe that it is, including me. For one, it has 46 human chromosomes. Another thing is that it is ALIVE, meaning it is growing, developing, maturing, and replacing its own dying cells. However, many people don’t feel that an unborn baby is a human; they do not feel like it is alive....   [tags: Papers] 408 words
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Gay Men and Adoption Debate - Gay Men and Adoption Debate My investigation is based on the issue ‘should gay men be allowed to adopt’. My aims are: (1) To find out how the media portray gay adoption (2) To uncover the attitudes of the general public toward gay adoption. I am interested in this issue because I believe that it is unfair that gay people suffer more prejudice than straight people when adopting a child. I think they should just be given the same checks as straight people. My first aim links into the parts of the syllabus; The Media and Power and Authority....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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