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Adoption is a way for people who want children and may not want or be able to go through having a biological child, for reasons such as sterility or not wanting to pass on genetic diseases, can; so that they can dote and spoil and have the perfectly happy family, savoring all the ups and downs because the ups and downs are what make a family perfect. Adoption is a way to give many children the homes and families they deserve, so they aren’t stuck in a harmful, repetitive system of foster homes and orphanages. Adoption can be seen as harmful to children, though, because of the few examples we have seen through the media of negligence and abuse and even symptoms expressed by parents of adopted children and the children themselves. We see things like Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) which leads to emotions and behaviors displayed by the adopted child which are unhealthy to the child and those around him/her such as, “pathological lying, stealing … promiscuity, learning disabilities …and increasingly serious antisocial behavior” (Carangelo). But ACS is not being cau... ... middle of paper ...
There are many reasons why birthparents choose adoption. Many singles mothers feel their child could benefit from having two stable parents, so they choose to put their child up for adoption. Some couples choose to put their child up for adoption because they feel they don’t have the financial resources to raise a child. Others feel they are too young or their education needs to come before children so they opt to put their child up for adoption (3). There are relatively few legal restrictions on who may adopt.
Same sex couples can have children the traditional way by birth but that doesn’t mean that having a child has to consist of being able to give birth to it. Hetero sexual couples that aren’t able to have children turn to adoption and same sex couples should be able to do the same thing. Adopting a child is a vast commitment that couples have dedicated themselves to. It takes lots of strength to raise a child and if a same sex couple wants to take on that commitment then they have the right to adopt a child because they are showing that they will love and raise the child. Making adoption for same sex couples fair would give the opportunity to gay couples to have children.
One does not always have to be biologically related to someone to be loved and taken care of. In adoption, this is normally the case. A child who is put up for adoption can be adopted by a family and be shown the same amount of love and care as if they were that family’s own. There are places everywhere that allow adoption, which means there are children who are being shown affection they would not have seen otherwise. While many have differentiated views, adoption is globally a great thing for the countless kids in need of a loving home.