Controversy with Family Searching In the United States, many children are put up for adoption or adopted from other countries. Adoption is a great alternative for women who are not ready to commit in raising a child on their own. Adoption is when a person or couple decides to become legal or permanent parents of who is native of the United States or of another country. Many adoptees do want to find their biological parents, but in these rare cases, many may be hesitant as they feel scared and abandoned, may refuse to know anything about their birth mother and father.
Having a family is a universal concept that transcends blood-relations. The only difference between me and someone who isn’t adopted is that my situation is unique; I still have a mom, somewhere in this world that has endearment for me that might not be seen but felt. And I have a mom that lives with me, who loves me equally as much. I learned from this moment that being adopted shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of or disheartened about.
Title: The Gift of Adoption Rhetorical Purpose: To inform the audience about what adoption looks like in today’s society, including what it is, an overview of the process, and the prevalence in the media. Thesis Statement: The process is often thought of as complicated and uncommon, but with increased awareness and proper education, individuals can better understand the gift that is adoption. Introduction: I. Attention Getter: More than five million women of childbearing age in the U.S. have infertility problems (Seven myths, 2018). Or in simpler terms, one out ten couples will have problems with infertility, according to Meredith’s Women Network (Seven myths, 2018).
San Francisco Chronicle shared a story about a young girl who was adopted at the young age of five alongside her biological brother, Michael*. Her adoptive mother, Meredith*, was caring, but her adoptive father, Tom*, sexually assaulted her a number of times. She was only sixteen when he raped her, and she became pregnant. She did not tell anyone in fear of being separated from Michael. She was also worried what Tom might do to Michael and Meredith if she revealed the truth.
Have you ever thought that you were going by the wrong birthday? After a 50 year old mystery was resolved a lady discovered that she has been going by the wrong birthday her entire life, and being adopted played a major role in the mystery. Kristie Hughes has wondered about her birth parents since she was a teenager, but it was years later that she learned her adoption was far from typical. A doctor in Georgia essentially sold her to her adoptive parents. Hughes is among roughly 200 adults who have come to be known as the “Hicks Babies,” newborns who were illegally sold into the black market adoptions by Dr. Thomas Hicks between 1950 and 1965, according to county birth records.
Introduction “Maybe these babies grew in the wrong stomachs, but now they have found the right parents” (Evans, 2008, pg. 159). Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child of one race by a parent or parents of a different race (Baden et al., 2012). This occurs both domestically (inter-country) and internationally (Ung et al., 2012). The history of international adoption stems from the Korean War (1950-1953)
She presents the child to awaiting foster parents whom were willing to take care of her. Weeks turned into years and final adoption at four years old. The child was very difficult to say the least. Her aggressive behaviors had her kicked out of multiple daycares, the first at less than age 2 as well as preschool. This later
Ralph Flynn is a California man who has recently filed a lawsuit against his parents for using him as a sex slave after adopting him at nine years old from a Russian orphanage. Ralph and Carolyn have been arrested for several months and their trial will shed light on the many abuses faced by Ralph during his childhood and teenage years. Adoption is a very selective process but international adoption may be less so. Every parent in the United States seeking to adopt a child must go through many tests and surveys before being approved as financially, mentally, and physically fit to adopt a young child; this process is to ensure that every adopted child has a good home. However, this process and its extreme rigor may change due to the relevance of this crime.
No, the child should have the right to know who her mother is when the child reaches the age of understanding. Mrs. Whitehead could have expressed her feeling to the Sterns and both parties come into an agreement regarding the child. The court has awarded the Sterns temporary custody, however is this decision in the best interest of the child? Speaking from my own personal experience, not knowing until the age of thirty three that I was adopted, affected me emotionally. Although, the decision made was possibly for my best interest.
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
Throughout the story, there are subtle hints suggesting Caroline subconsciously or genetically mimics certain behavioral similarities exhibited by her birth mother. Barring disease, certainly, the topic of personality formation is interesting to ponder in fiction or in reality. Ultimately, as a society, in relation to adoption, discussions can become destructive. Each day, in the United States, more than 400,000 children are in foster care, many of these youngsters eventually become available for adoption.
An article from Adoption Statistics, for example, stated that 2% of unmarried women decided to place their children in adoption. More specifically, an even smaller percentage of black unmarried women and white unmarried women chose adoption over abortion. While this pro-life argument has good intentions, it does not apply to every woman’s
Over the last decade intercountry adoption has been dramatically increasing, becoming a relatively common method of family formation among American parents. In the article “Constructing Interracial Families Through Intercountry Adoption”, four researchers from the University of Illinois analyze the role of race and ethnicity in constructing American families through intercountry adoption basing their findings off of the U.S. 2000 Census. Researchers, Hiromi Ishizawa, Catherine T. Kenney, Kazuyo Kubo, and Gillian Stevens, argue that intercountry adoptions, illustrate the fluidity and tenacity of specific racial boundaries in American families. In their research they seek to investigate how parents who adopt children from abroad take the child’s
The passage of measure 58 in 1998 was a milestone in adoption reform in Oregon. E. Wayne Carp recites the tale from its inception all the way to the electoral campaign and court battles. It was for the first time in the history of the United States that a grassroots initiative restored the legal rights to obtain original birth certificate for adopted adults. The efforts of Bastard Nation in passing this landmark initiative is immense. With opposition as powerful as government officials, religious organizations, news media and adoption agencies, many people and a lot of resources were required to reach this monumental decision.