Benefits Of International Adoption

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Disputing International Adoption Adoption, defined as “the legal act that severs the parental responsibilities and rights of birth parents and establishes those responsibilities and rights for the adoptive parent,” is a topic of huge controversy in today’s society; specifically international adoption (Proquest Staff). People tend to associate a negative connotation with the words “international adoption”. They automatically assume the worst and fail to see the whole picture. There are many variables that go into the adoption process that may influence people’s perceptions about the act. Despite the fact that so many people disapprove of international adoption, there are copious advantages. International adoption is beneficial for both the…show more content…
A lot of adopted children come from third world countries where the conditions are less than ideal. Children are put up for adoption because the parents cannot provide for that child. This results with the child being placed in orphanages or foster homes with many other children. It is unlikely that these children receive a foundational education that will lead them to a life of success. It also does not allow them to pursue ambitions or dreams that they might have. However, being adopted opens up a door for them. “International adoption is the single best opportunity for children who do not otherwise have permanent families to grow up to be happy, thriving, productive members of society” (Spivack). Children will receive more individualized care from parents who truly love them and want them to achieve happiness and success in life. It provides children with a stable family whom they can lean on in times of trouble and celebrate with in times of…show more content…
Although people may think of it this way, it is far from true. Adoption has become fairly popular in recent years. “Since the mid-1990s, the number of international adoptions each year has nearly doubled, from 22,200 in 1995 to just under 40,000 in 2006” (Graff). This sudden popularity has caused people to doubt, speculate, and criticize international adoption. People have a skewed perception of it, and they are not willing alter their beliefs. The parents that wish to adopt a child have gone through long, tedious processes to prove they are fit parents. They anxiously await their son or daughter with no means of harming the them. Adoption is a way for parents who cannot have children, for whatever reason, be able to go through the life-changing experience of raising one. The parents have the child’s best interest in mind. Parents that adopt a child have the exact same intentions as parents that give birth to a child themselves. Adoption was created as a way for children with no parents to have a chance for a happy upbringing and a promising future. It was in no way created as this cruel act that society has twisted it
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