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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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International Adoption and Human Rights Violations - January 12th, 2010 is a day in Haiti history that no one will forget; a 7.3 magnitude earthquake left a huge impact on Haiti. In the wake of this devastating earthquake hundreds of children were left without homes and families were destroyed. “International adoption agencies, adoption advocacy groups, and government Web sites were over whelmed by calls and e-mails” (Seabrook). Within days of the earthquake, many American families began enquiring about adopting a child from Haiti. A selfless act like adoption turned into a controversy over human rights and caused many to voice concerns about adopting internationally....   [tags: international adoption, private adoption, haiti]
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Open Adoption Benefits Every Party Involved - The definition of adoption "is a social, emotional, and legal progress though which children who will not be raised by their birth parents become full, permanent and legal members of another family" ("Ethical"). Adoption is a common way to gain a child when normal means do not or cannot work. "The past decade has seen the rise of a broad and loose coalition of activists out to change the way adoptions work in America" (Matcher). The increase is largely because if the growing infertility issue. "Infertility is a growing social issue that has encouraged the increasing commercialization of children through nontraditional adoption practices as well as through the proliferation of productive tec...   [tags: overseas adoption, international adoption]
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Negative Effects of International Adoption - “When a child looks in the mirror, you want her to know herself. It is hard to face the world when you don’t know where your face came from”(adoption quotes.2013.pp1). International adoption is the most widely form of adoption used in the United States. Although many people consider this form of adoption as a “chance to save the day and be a hero”, it also opens the door for many inappropriate activities. International adoption has a malicious effect on American society because it hinders U.S adoption, it creates mental issues for the child, and it promotes child trafficking....   [tags: domestic adoption, biological parents]
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Same Sex Parenting and Adoption - Adoption for same sex couples is a very controversial topic in Family Law, and often same sex couples face many unique issues if they wish to adopt. Many states have different laws that apply for gay and lesbian adoption, as opposed to heterosexual couples. Several states also have special rules that apply when a child is born into a gay or lesbian partnership. Gay and lesbian couples may sometimes opt to bring a child into their lives through conception and birth as well. For a lesbian couple, this is usually done through a male donor or a sperm bank and having one of the couple become pregnant....   [tags: adoption, homosexuality, family law] 1916 words
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The Adoption of Migration and Development Theories - Introduction Initially, it should be noted that the world migration mainly refers to the movement of population into another country or region from their original country to which they are not native so as to settle there to work and live. There are many factors which can contribute to the large world migration including economic and political reasons, family gathering, natural disasters etc. According to published statistics, it is said by International Organization for migration that the number of migrants from foreign countries around the globe has reached more than 200 million....   [tags: Adoption of Migration, Development Theories]
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The Many Benefits of Adoption - When the average American citizen today thinks about the concept of adoption, what images are typically the first that come to mind. Although different people are sure to have equally as different experiences in this field, one picture continues to remain the most commonly-accepted. This image consists of a man and a woman who cannot have children of their own, a newborn baby, and a single mother who will certainly be unable to provide for the infant due to her young age, lack of financial support, or another variety of unfortunate circumstances....   [tags: Children, Families, Adoption]
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Overview of Adoption - This world has come so far since the first century and the Great Depression. Technology has boomed and more and more resources have become available to the citizens of this country. Even with the advanced technology, some people still find it hard to start a family. There are many factors that play into this like the lack of knowledge, drug use, and family medical background. People with these issues tend to look towards adoption as a way to start their family. Adoption can do many good things for people, which include giving gay couples the opportunity to parent, and taking children out of bad situations and providing them with good homes....   [tags: Parenting, Adoption Agencies, Teen Parents]
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Domestic vs International Adoption - Domestic versus International Adoption Think back to your very first memory. Are you baking cookies with your mother. Are you throwing a baseball with your dad. Now, imagine your childhood if you did not grow up with a loving family who supported you and cared for you. Alternatively, maybe you grew up in a negative environment therefore; you understand what it is like to feel unloved. What does this have to do with adoption. There are over 1.5 million children without a family in the United States....   [tags: Adoption Agencies, America, International]
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The Child Adoption Process - ... First off, the couple or person wanting to adopt needs to become familiar with the whole idea of adoption. They might want to subscribe to magazines, go to the library, talk to friends who have adopted and research the topic. Make sure the house, the child is coming home to, is stable and has plenty of space to make them comfortable. The couple or person adopting is required to understand that this is a immense responsibility and that once started has to be finished. An article from New York Times said, "Adoption is a wonderful option that works out so wonderfully for so many people....   [tags: plan, right type of adoption] 748 words
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The Adoption and Safe Families Act - According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting system, in 2011 there were 104, 236 children waiting to be adopted in the United States (p. 4). Adoption is the legal process an individual or family goes through to gain legal custody of a child in foster care. This child’s parents have lost custody of their child because they have been deemed unfit to raise the child, either because of neglect or abuse. After the child is removed from the horrible situation, he or she is taken by child services and placed in a foster home or with a family member....   [tags: adoption, foster care, child abuse]
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The Trans-racial Adoption Debate - As issues that affect children enthuse intense interest and emotion it is unsurprising that transracial adoption; the joining together of racially or ethnically different parents and children in an adoptive family, is a subject that is fraught with controversy. Transracial adoption not only raises the question of the how much power should the state have to affect individual choices with respect to family life it also questions the level of state assistance given to families in trouble before removing parents from their parents....   [tags: Trans-racial Adoption Essays] 2931 words
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Adoption: The Selfless Choice - “Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended. About four in ten of these are terminated by abortion” (guttmacher). Abortion should not be a first option and quick decision when an unwanted pregnancy happens. Abortion should barely be used unless there are dire circumstances involved. There are a lot of people that want more than anything to be able to adopt a baby and have the baby as their own. Adoption should be chosen in situations where the parent cannot take care of the child and when the child is unwanted....   [tags: Pregnancies, Adoption, Parenting]
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Gay Adoption Should be Legalized - Gay adoption by legal couples has become a rising controversy in the past decade, affecting the lives of many children and families. Most states allow gays and lesbians to individually adopt but do not allow them adoption as a legally recognized couple. In 1976, the American Psychological Association declared that “the sex, gender identity, or sexual… orientation of natural, or prospective adoptive or foster parents should not be the sole or primary variable considered in custody or placement cases.” Historically, the benefits of gay adoption have been recognized, but have not yet been legalized....   [tags: Homosexual Couple Adoption, Gay Parenting]
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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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The Birth of a Family: Foster Care Adoption - Another choice of adoption is foster care adoption, Children in foster care can range in age from a few months to eighteen years old. Once the child is put in foster care the brith parents right are no longer valid. These children feel alone and have no one as family. Be understanding, "While many foster children are happy to have a home, they may not be so easy to please. Some will test your patience by acting up, being sad and/or shy. Don’t expect foster children to be extra grateful and obedient" (What Can You Learn From Your Response 4)....   [tags: birth parents, international adoption] 1065 words
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Effects of Single Parent Adoption on a Child - The modern society of the United States has recently exhibited a rise in the numbers of single parent adoption. The most extreme increase lies in the Hollywood sector of social media that can be commonly observed on nationwide celebrity news channels such as TMZ, E-TV, and Access Hollywood. The big question brought forth to most tabloids and dinner tables across the country inquires whether or not these adoptions are morally acceptable and if the law should permit them. However, the government has already allowed this type of adoption....   [tags: parenthood, adoption system, family]
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The Not So Fairytale Side Of International Adoption - The Not So Fairytale Side Of International Adoption The idea of international adoption started in the late 70’s and early 80’s; however, mostly during the 90’s after the drop of the Cold War tensions was it considered a “trend.” Later, media claimed Hollywood Stars Angelina Jolie and Madonna as trendsetters of international adoption. However, the trend has recently declined in the past decade due to numerous reasons. Although, international adoption gives the child a new life, the expensive process also takes away heritage, native language, and birth parents....   [tags: Adoption, Parents, Children, International]
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Why Open Adoption Is Better For You - “We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.” (Gritter; image) Open Adoption is a form of adoption that lets birth parents stay in contact with the adoptive family in varying forms: from just sending mail and/or photos, to face-to-face visits between birth and adoptive families. The adoptive parents hold all the rights as the birth parents. Even though parents are giving the child up does not mean they do not care for the child, it could mean that they were not able to afford having a baby and instead of abortion they choose adoption....   [tags: adoption, parents, afford, incapable] 1445 words
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When Adoption Breaks Down - Everybody needs a family, no matter your age or mental abilities. Adopting a child or having a child may be different, but both can make you happy in some way. Many kids need a stable home, but can never find that one place where they feel safe and loved. Children may never get the family or home they need because so many people feel that adoption is wrong because some things can go wrong. Things go wrong all of the time and no one says anything about it why can’t adoption be one of them. Many things can bring you happiness....   [tags: children, family, adoption system, behaviour]
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Close and Open Adoption - The best things in life come free to us. Our parents are one of the most important and fundamental in our life. However, people generally wonder, do adopted children feel the same way we do. Adoption is not easy, it's full of risks, simply because no one is aware of the future, the person adopting a child will never know how the child will react once he's aware he's adopted. Will they grow to love them, hate them, admire them or fear them. All of these unanswerable questions makes any person think twice before having the courage to adopt....   [tags: child, biological parents, closed adoption]
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Same Sex Couples, Adoption and Parenting - “ An estimated 8 million to 10 million infants and children live in orphanages around the world, and aid agencies, churches and governments provide hundreds of millions of dollars in the hope that they can help vulnerable children find sanctuary in these institutions. This hope is badly misplaced. Orphanages are not safe places for children.” (Ahern, Laurie) . These are real facts about orphanages, foster care and private adoption houses. Out of your “flawless world” of religions, stereotypes, homophobia and antagonisms this is happening....   [tags: Orphanages, Foster Care, Orphans, Adoption]
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Allowing Gay Adoption to be Equal and Fair - America, as a nation, is known to be equal and fair to everybody. It’s a nation that made black and white people equal, men and women equal, but why aren’t gay couples equal to straight couples. Everyone deserves the same rights and equality especially when it comes to adoption. Even though gay adoption is legal it is not fair or equal. Many places don’t allow gays to adopt and many couples don’t allow their children to be adopted by gay couples. Gays aren’t any different from us they do the same thing us they are just same sex couples....   [tags: gay couples, adoption, heterosexual households] 821 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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Russia’s Refusal to Allow American Adoption - Russia’s Refusal to Allow American Adoption On July 3rd of 2013 the Huffington Post took to their pens and paper and announced that Putin had signed an adoption ban to any country that accepted same sex marriage, even if the couple trying to adopt was not same sex. Italy is the ONLY country in the world allowed to adopt children from Russia because they are the only country that bans same-sex marriage (Ford, par. 2). “In a combative news conference, Pavel Astakhov, the ombudsman, said he has been opposed to U.S....   [tags: life, putin, adoption ban]
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Protesting Gay Adoption: Let Them Adopt - One bright and beautiful Spring morning, a buoyant boy was born. Baby Henry had ivory skin with vibrant brown hair and light milk chocolate eyes. He would hold everyone’s hand and smile with a bubbly laugh. Unfortunately, his future will not be as glorious because his parents had him on accident. To Henry’s parent, Henry was nothing but an accident. His parents did not plan on having him, but the mother’s parents were against abortion. His father abandoned him and his mother. However, the mother planned to give Henry up for adoption....   [tags: Abortion, Adoption, Homosexuals, Parents]
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International Adoption - Why are we still adopting children from other countries, let’s help ourselves out for once and adopt domestically. There are many reasons why I believe it’s drastically better to adopt here, but im going to inform you on the most important. We all know that other countries need help with their un- adopted children but what about America; we have growing numbers of orphans waiting to be adopted just like they do. Here in America, we are have the greatest number of orphans since the early 50’s during the beginning of the baby boomers....   [tags: children, orphans, patriotism, domestic adoption]
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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 With No Limits - Adoption With No Limits The child’s choice, above all, is most important when determining the right adoptive family. Ignoring transracial adoptions causes the child to be in foster care longer and limits the amounts of parents available for the child. Adoption should not be based on race, ethnicity, or religion. Laws were placed to enforce these rules, but sadly, there are political figures and stereotypes that find loopholes in these laws. The child’s choice may also change, as he or she gets older....   [tags: transracial foster care, adoptions]
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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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Increase in Adoption in the United States - 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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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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Same-Sex Adoption - Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, through which the party doing the persuading uses in order to appeal to their target or the audience. Rhetorical appeals are the strategies one uses to support a claim or argument, in order to persuade someone to agree with what is being argued; and in turn the appeals can be used when responding to any opposing views. In any piece of good writing, all three appeals are present. In “Lesbian and Gay Adoption,” Annette R. Appell is discussing the different ways homosexuals have chosen to go about having children, with adoption being the topic of discussion....   [tags: annette appell, gay adoption, homosexuals]
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Analysis of Article by Nicholas Keung´s Canada’s Ban on Pakistani Child Adoption - In the article, “Canada’s Ban on Pakistani adoption”, Nicholas Keung, an immigration reporter, talks about the Canadian government’s decision to ban the adoption of children from Pakistan, citing an issue with their Islamic practice of Kafala; a system of guardianship which neither ends the biological parent-child relationship nor grants full parental rights to the adoptive parents. He tells us that this ban which just took effect in July brought about a lot of controversy and left these prospective parents as well as the Pakistani children who are waiting to be adopted emotionally distressed....   [tags: nation, children, adoption]
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Overview of Adoption - In many ways adoption is a great way to save a life. Adoption can give a child endless opportunities at a new life. These opportunities are sometimes taken away when the children are abused and neglected. Just because a child is adopted, it does not mean that the child is safe or in good hands. The government needs to monitor the support of adopted children. According to pbs.org, in 2001 there were 1.5 million adopted children in the United States. U.S. citizens adopted almost 13,000 children from 106 different countries in 2009....   [tags: legal issues, adoptions]
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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 ad...   [tags: Romania Adoption Adopted]
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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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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. Adopted children become full members of their adopted family and have the same legal status as biological children....   [tags: Adoption Adopting Children Family Essays] 5137 words
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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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International Adoption and Open Adoption - January 12th, 2010 is a day in Haiti history that no one will forget; a 7.3 magnitude earthquake left a huge impact on Haiti. In the wake of this devastating earthquake hundreds of children were left without families. “International adoption agencies, adoption advocacy groups, and government Web sites were overwhelmed by calls and e-mails” (Seabrook). Within days of the earthquake, many American families began inquiring about adopting a child from Haiti. A selfless act like adoption turned into a controversy over human rights and caused many to voice concerns about adopting internationally....   [tags: basic child/human rights]
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In The Eyes of an Antiabortionist: Adoption before Abortion - It’s basically just a way of saying “Hey, this person doesn’t deserve to live because I don’t want them to. ” In fewer than several cases, women get abortions for an “understandable” reason. Rape, with the case of incest is the only understandable reason in which I think abortion should be “legal”. First off, the child would be weirdly related to the mother, father & whatever other extra family members there are. Not to mention incest is legally forbidden. I’m sure that being raped by someone in your family can bring on lots of stress & confusion, so it is completely understandable why most would get abortions under this circumstance....   [tags: abortion, adoption, birth control]
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Homosexual Rights Concerning Adoption - Gay couples should be able to adopt because they deserve to be happy as well as any other person. According to author Pascoe Watson he states “Gay couples will have to prove they have an enduring relationship with the children to know the children will be happy” (Pascoe- Watson, George p. 3). Just like any other person their relationship with their children will mature, and will soon be able to have that love and caring affection, just like any other mother and father would provide to their children....   [tags: homosexual couples, gay adoption, gay rights]
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The Process of Adoption - Child adoption is a major step in anyone's life. Child adoption is when a person or couple legally takes care and raises a child as if the child is their own. Many people feel the need to adopt for many different reasons. If it is because one is single, but wants children. Adoption can be a choice for infertile couples. It can also be a choice for couples of the same sex. Even for people who just have the desire to adopted. There are many different cases that can be named and there are plenty of children in need that can fill those voids....   [tags: making someone else's baby your own]
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The Benefits of Adoption - What is adoption. Adoption is to take into one's family through legal means and raise as one's own child. I'm sure everyone in this class would like to become parents someday. But how many of you have ever considered adoption. Growing up as a child I had a friend that was adopted from Russia. Over the years we began to get closer, not just friends, practically brothers. We did absolutely everything together, band, drama, and tennis. Then one day he started to talk about his life and how much different it would be if he wasn't adopted....   [tags: raising a child that is not your own] 535 words
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The Impacts of Adoption - The Impacts of Adoption On March 28, 1990, the agonizing screams of a seven-teen year old mother echo throughout the halls of Ingham County Hospital. After nine extensive months, at 4:35 a.m. a healthy brown-haired and brown-eyed baby girl is born weighing merely seven pounds, eleven ounces. Thus, begins my story, I am the child of the teenage mother. Since birth, I resided with my grandparents, and on June 12, 1995, my grandparents legally adopted me. I believe adoption is a wonderful opportunity for children of unwary parents to receive nurturing support from an adoptive family, to receive better health insurance, and to obtain superior education opportunities....   [tags: fostercare, adoptive family]
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History of Adoption - ... Adoption is an excellent way to overrule inequality of children and solving violence of children without parental care in our society. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (“CRC”) regulates a commitment protecting all the children rights including The Universal Declaration of Human Rights issues the law about common concept for human rights that children “are entitled to special care and assistance” (Todres, 2007). Firstly, family environment is the most important factor to children, exceptionally unparented children....   [tags: care, love, inequality] 1152 words
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Perspectives of Adoption - Misconceptions happen everyday in different situations, for example, not understanding a topic, hearing the wrong story, or not knowing the full story. Many people who hold misconceptions do not even know that their ideas are false or incorrect. A stereotype can be formed or made by an individual who is unable or unwilling to obtain all of the information they need to make a fair judgement about people or situations. Stereotypes occur because one forms opinions about other people based on their looks, appearance, and so on....   [tags: adoptive relationships, orphans, misconception]
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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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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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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 certif...   [tags: Adoption]
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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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Analyzing the Topic of Adoption - Introduction Adoption is a complex and misunderstood topic for many. It is viewed by many as a positive system which helps maintain the wellbeing of all children. While the overall goal is the provide happy and wholesome homes for children in need, adoption can also be viewed as something that creates a number of psychological and at times physical disorders in the children that the system attempts to aid. Regardless of some people’s beliefs on adoption, every adoption story is different. There is no one universal adoption story, and every adoptee will handle and comprehend adoption in their own ways....   [tags: Children, Orphans, Understanding, Rational]
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Technology Adoption by Organizations - Successful or Not - Technology Adoption: Organizational Learning What makes the adoption of technology in some firms a successful process, while others experience difficulties. Based on a retrospective case study, this paper compares the process of adopting horizontal drilling technology in two large Canadian oil companies; one a more successful and the other a less successful adopter of technology. Adoption is viewed as a process of organizational learning which proceeds in a feedback loop from observing, interpreting, integrating to acting....   [tags: learning, memory, management] 2270 words
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A Career as an Adoption Counselor - Adoption is a process where by a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Adoption has changed considerably over the centuries with its focus shifting from adult adoption and inheritance issues toward children and family creation; its structure moving from recognition of continuity between the adopted and kin toward allowing relationships of lessened intensity....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Adoption in India and Social Stigma - ADOPTION IN INDIA INTRODUCTION Parenting is an essential aspect of our evolutionary heritage. Maternal nurturing of the young mammal is both instinctual and vital for the young to survive. Humans have a long infancy. This gives both time and scope for the parents to form a loving bond with the child. These mutual relationships of love and affection that develop transcend any biological purpose and constitute the very stuff of our epics and human legends. Adoption serves the double purpose of giving a child a home and giving the parents a child....   [tags: parent, child, society, secrecy, culture] 2620 words
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Adoption: Types, Process and Importance - We have the potential to help out people of all ages, race and gender around the world. I feel that adoption is a wonderful way to help out mothers who cannot afford children at a certain time such as teenage mothers who are still in school. Adoption gives people a second chance. A mother that is giving up their child for adoption can give them huge opportunities to get their lives in order before they have another child. Also, the children that are adopted will be placed into a loving and caring family and will live a better life than they would have with their birth parents, that couldn’t provide them with everything they need....   [tags: Family, Children, Teenagers] 1141 words
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Interracial Adoption for the Good of the People - Interracial adoption is an unhealthy thing for adoptees and challenges them to learn about their native culture. Although, it may provide a better economic living and educational life, it deprives from cultural knowledge and maybe even ethical traits. “While adoption does materially improve the lives of many individual children, at the same time, adoption burdens adoptees for life with enormous psychological challenges and emotional hurdles that must be continually renegotiated at different stages of the life span.” (Raible) The moment you adopt across racial lines, your family is multicultural....   [tags: adoptees, same-race, racial lines]
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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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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: 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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Child Protective Services and Adoption - Since the beginning of time, people have been adopting. Whether or not the adoption process is for everybody is a debatable topic. Adoption occurs all over the world and is the cause for an impact on not only the children being adopted, but also an impact on those who adopt. Whether it’s nationally on internationally adoption is everywhere and will continue to grow in popularity as the years go on. What is adoption. “Adoption establishes a legally recognized, lifelong relationship between a parent and child....   [tags: adopting parents, children]
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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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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 comes 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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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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An Inside Look at Interracial Adoption - Adoption is a process that people go through just so that they can have a child that they would love forever. Also couples who adopt children want the children to have a better life and not be stuck in the foster care system. Some people out there believe that children of their background should be brought up in their own back ground not in a different one than their own. In my eyes, I see that adoption is when someone who decides to be the caretaker and provider for a child who needs that influence in their lives....   [tags: ethniticity, discrimination]
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The High Price of Adoption - Parents have the tendency to overlook how lucky they are to have had the ability to create their own children. Many do not recognize what a true blessing it is to have kids, and that others are not fortunate enough to experience that miracle. Ten percent of couples endure infertility (Advantages) so they must consider other options. A very popular choice is adoption. It is not only a good alternative for the couple, but also for the child who needs a loving home. While the idea of adoption sounds so perfect and great, one huge factor makes the adoption choice somewhat difficult....   [tags: social issues, infertility]
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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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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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Should LBTG Adoption Be Allowed? - ... I saw “The Three Stooges” and Teddy was chosen, he did not look as if he trusted the people that were choosing them. Later in the movie it was revealed that the parents were very abusive to Teddy because at a very young age, Teddy was sent to a military school because his parents did not like them. Also I read in the book “Bud not Buddy.” Bud was abused by the white family that adopted him and they forced him to sleep in the shed where there were spiders and all sorts of insects including a hornet’s nest that was bigger than a human....   [tags: orphans, families, parents] 799 words
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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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Human Trafficking and Illeagl adoption - Human Trafficking weather it is Illegal adoption or just selling people is the largest growing trade. People don’t usually realize that it is going on because it is over looked or pushed under the rug. There are many people who help in recovering those who are trafficked. Illegal Adoption usually happens in places with higher population of children like China. The babies involved in the adoption are usually from poor families or orphanages. The babies are usually sold by their parent to an orphanage then by the orphanage to an independent person who will then sell the baby to a couple in the United States....   [tags: commercial sex. human trading, black market]
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International Adoption Should be Supported - “There are over 20,000 children from foreign countries adopted by American families every year, and hundreds, if not thousands, of dedicated professionals who devote their lives to bringing these families together” (Spivack). Every child deserves a loving, caring and dedicated family that is going to take good care of them. There are so many children out there that do not receive families that are willing to take good care of their children and have to live a horrible life of poverty, no education, and no health care....   [tags: Health, Education, America]
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The Dark Side of Adoption - In the United States two percent of all children in the year 2013 were adopted. Adoption has always been seen as positive impact on the child. However, this process is not always as perfect as one might have thought. Children who have been adopted do not always go through a normal life, some face difficulties and hardships from the adoption process. As a result of adoption some children face Self-Esteem issues, Social Interaction issues, and Attachment issues. First of all, children that go through the adoption process may experience some sort of self-esteem issue....   [tags: self esteem issues]
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Animal Adoption, the Price of Love - ... Even though the below chart shows that animals in Los Angeles County the dog intake (Fig 1, Wahl, 2014) from 2009-2014 has stayed steady and in (Fig 2, Wahl, 2014) shows that from 1997-2013 euthanized animal is on the decline. Benefits of Adopting Animals that are lucky to enjoy adoption from a local shelter come with a guarantee that they are healthy, they have been spayed/neutered, and that they have a well behaved temperament. In addition, if the pet does not work out, many shelters offer an exchange program, within a certain amount of days....   [tags: pets, animal euthanization]
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Adoption Process Interview Report - Adoption process interview report When I heard the clicks of heels in the hallway, I sat up attentively on the waiting couch. A pleasant looking woman came to greet me. She was in her mid fifties and introduced herself as Celeste Drury. She worked with the children home society, an adoption agency that is located in Oakland. I found Celeste through a family friend. The family friend knew my interest in learning about adoption and the criteria used for adoption processes. I was excited to meet Celeste and to learn about what she did....   [tags: Celeste orphanage] 528 words
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Domestic and International Adoption - Adoption What is adoption. In society, it is expected that the men and women who create lives are the ones who are to assume responsibility for them. However, circumstances often don’t allow for that ideal scenario to take place. Adoption establishes a lifelong relationship between a parent and child that is recognized and respected legally. The adoptive parent becomes responsible for the child's safety, education, health, and development, as well as everyday care. Adoption was created to meet the needs of children whose biological parents are—for whatever reason—unable to care for them....   [tags: Adoptive Parents. Parent Relationships]
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History of Adoption Legislation - Should adult adoptees be given open access to their birth records. Perhaps one of the most controversial issues in the adoption debate is that concerning access to birth records. What are the drawbacks and benefits of allowing this information to be given to adoptees. In order to understand the issue it is important to understand the history of adoption laws in the United States as well as consider both sides of the argument. In this report, I will set out to explain the underlying history and principles behind adoption laws examine the cause and effects of closed adoption records and compare the impact of both open and closed adoptions on all parties....   [tags: open access to birth records] 2300 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...   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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