Adoption Argumentative Essay

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The Adoption Process is Hindering Us Thousands of couples, or individuals, across the U.S experience infertility, and with that face the heartbreaking scenario of not being able to have their own children. For these couples and individuals though there is a solution, although not an easy and always attainable one. These couples and individuals can make the decision to adopt, yet because of the inefficient process of adoption in the U.S, couples may steer away from this choice. For some couples and individuals the reality of being able to adopt doesn’t seem attainable, and with this they may experience waves of emotions from not being able to have a family. The U.S adoption process hinders couples and individuals goals of one day having…show more content…
Couples and individuals in the U.S when looking to adopt can expect to pay as much as $20,000 to $35,000 for a healthy infant in the U.S. Most couples and individuals though, simply don’t have that kind of money laying around, and not to mention the cost has to be paid up front, there are no governmental loans or payments that people can make. For this reason alone many people are forced to give up the idea of adopting in the U.S because of the extremely high cost of a child. Not only is the price a heavy burden to face, but also the process of adoption can take as long as 1 to 7 years in the U.S. This is an extremely extensive amount of time to go through the process of adopting, expecially when it only takes 6-24 months internationally to adopt a healthy infant or child, and can be cheaper. Another issue of turmoil in the adoption process in the U.S is comparing each states laws and agencies, because each state is independent and has different adoption laws. This heavy financial cost, extensive time span, and turmoil that it takes to go through adopting a child in the U.S is taking away from couples and individuals dreams of having a fair chance of being able to raise a family of their own some
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