Essay On International Adoption

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Adoption is something that many people don’t think about. Many people only consider adoption if they can’t have a child, if they are lonely, or if they want a big family. However, most people adopt internationally rather than locally. International adoption is known to be popular. Many people don’t realize that we as a society do have an adoption problem in our communities. Generally people believe that we solve the problem of adoption by adopting from outside countries, but don’t realize the number of homeless children we have in our communities. People think that our communities don’t have orphan children or homeless children, so they turn to international adoption. International adoption should be promoted but with the consideration of…show more content…
2.2 million children worldwide are in orphanages, and 150 million are living on the street without a home. The problem is obvious and present. This summer I went to India. Every day that I went out, thousands of homeless children surrounded me. They would ask for money, food, and clothes. They wore ripped, ragged clothes.Their future was unclear and misty. What they really need was nourishment and love. Without adoption those children are stuck in their misery. Homeless children have the odds stacked against them. They are exposed to the elements, have an uncertain supply of food, are likely miss out on education and medical treatment, and are at high risk of suffering addiction, abuse and illness. A single child alone on the streets is especially vulnerable. Adoption saves them. However not many people want to have responsibility for a child that isn’t biologically theirs. Also, many people believe that adoption is expensive. Adoption can be expensive, but so is everything else in life. Adoption is a selfless act, the expenses and costs of it should not be significant. The final problem is that international adoption can lead to human trafficking. Children are at risk with strangers. By living on the street, its hard for them to know what’s right and wrong. Thus they could be mislead to the path of human

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