It allows the birth parents to keep in contact with the adoptive parents and the child throughout their life. When having an open adoption the child will know that they were not abandoned and are cared for more than they would have been. You should choose Open Adoption because if parents were not able to afford having a baby they put it up for adoption, giving the child a better life but wanting to be apart of it still. Not only can that but the reason for giving the child up, it could be for many other reasons. For example, in doing my research on adoption I came across a mother who was raped and was sent away by her family so she could not “shame” them.
Motherhood is the main point of focus in both forms of text. While is Truth's speech she talks about motherhood being robbed from her due to slavery, Obama talks about Michelle's motherhood being stolen by her career. Both of these examples are heart breaking and sorrowful because as a women becoming a mother is one of the greatest gifts of all time. As far as the workforce goes Truths labor is back breaking manual labor that causes a disconnect in her womanhood Michelle's work is tedious, time consuming, and can cut into time with her children. Another important similarity in both of these text are the stereotypes.
Seen as taboo in western countries, the practice is common in rural towns in places like India and Yemen. As a result of the marriage many young girls get pregnant, which is a serious health risk due to their underdeveloped bodies. The practice of child marriage takes away a young woman’s right to an education and also poses serious health risks. Arranging a marriage for a young girl is a simple way for the family to collect dowry money. For families living in poverty this is something they looked forward to since the birth of their daughter.
Single mothers raising a child by themselves leads to poverty. “Decades of research show that children raised in single- parent homes fare worse on a wide range of outcomes (e.g.. Poverty, educational attainment, nonmarital and teen childbearing) than children raised by two biological parents” (Risman & Rutter, 2015). In “After Happily Ever After” they talk about how marriage is beneficial financially if it works out. This is because people then have two incomes to build a life together instead of just one.
Making adoption for same sex couples fair would give the opportunity to gay couples to have children. They would not have to give up a dream of having children just because they aren’t able to have one traditionally. Having the ability to adopt would also give many children a home.
The issue however, has majorly been blamed on a number of sociological problems such as unemployment, high rates of juvenile crimes, poor health and a series of school drop-out (Lopata & Norr, 1980). The breakdown of the traditional family structure has resulted to shifting gender roles in the family institution. Women have to deal with unending challenges regarding their establishment of reliable and highly independent aspects of family life. The traditional family values are also being wiped out as a result of the ideal American woman re-establishing her position in the society and in the family structure in particular (Liao & Cai, 1995). These occurrences can be defined in the social change aspect and attributed to an array of social organizations that fought for equality and self-determination of women in societal pe... ... middle of paper ... ..., 2004).
Introduction Pregnant women are vulnerable to depression because of major changes in estrogen and progesterone levels as well as changes in the brain which produce significant physical and psychological impacts (Stewart, 2011). Depression during pregnancy can affect not only the mother but the unborn child and other children. Caring for women who are depressed during pregnancy is in many respects different from other types of caring. Caring in this situation is demanding and truly involves the intention to care. The women are diverse but most of them live in poverty, without social support, and many do not want the child (Sable & Washington, 2007).
She states that “marrying girls off before the age of 18 is experienced positively for poor families who are relieved of the responsibility of feeding, clothing, and protecting the girl child” (Walker 233). The monetary struggle of caring for their daughter is taken out of their hands and given permanently to the family of the groom. By having one less mouth to feed, families can spread their meager income more equally among their other children. Additionally, they will have more money to put into savings or to purchase goods or services they could not previously afford. In countries with strict social codes, early marriages prevent the blackening of a
In the United States, the poverty rate is higher for women, 13.8% of females are poor compared to 11.1 % of men (US Census Bureau, 2007). Women today face many hardships and suffer throughout the world because of poverty and the multiple factors that contribute to it. The “Feminization of Poverty” is a multifaceted problem that does not only have a huge impact on women, but to their children and the society as a whole. This term describes a phenomenon in which women represent unequal percentages of the world’s poor. The UNIFEM describes it as “ the burden of poverty borne by women, especially in developing countries” (“Economic Empowerment, FIND YEAR).
Bearing the weight of this burden takes away the possibility of the children having dreams and fantasies of their own. Their awareness of this bitter reality makes it truly amazing that she titles this story Landscape for a Good Woman. Both middle and upper class mothers have certainly heard the message throughout their lives that their responsibility is in the caring for and nurturing of their children. This certainly leads to a multitude of tasks above and beyond clothing and feeding, which often result in a loss of freedom for the mother and a sense of enslavement. Breaking out of this pattern which has been expected of women and mothers in particular has been a goal for women for many decades.