Adoption With No Limits

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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. The child may want to be part of their own race and find their own identity (Dudley 21). Luckily, there are ways to help the child find his or her own identity and teach them how to handle a racist society.

Transracial adoptions (TRA) mean placing a child of one race or ethnic group with parents of another race or ethnic group (Transracial and Transcultural Adoption). Many people oppose transracial adoption because they believe the child won’t be able to handle racism. They contend that their parents haven’t experienced how society reacts towards the race of the child (Bartholet). Many people support transracial adoption because they believe all that a child needs is a loving family who will care and comfort them instead of living their whole life in foster care. Inter-country adoption will allow the child to feel wanted and loved, and the child will not have to worry about why their parents put them up for adoption. The door to adoption should always be opened; it should never be closed because of the color of the child or the adoptive parents.

The first thing people see is the color. The first thing the child sees is a loving family. Adoption will give the child a loving, stable, and secure family, and also a life outside of ...

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