Arguments Against International Adoption

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International Adoption International adoption is the process by which adoptive parents adopt a child from another country through legal means. It is also known as “stranger adoption” if contrast to relative adoption, which is a child adopted by his/her extended biological family. While in international adoption, adoptive parents and children meet across lines of difference involving not just biology, but also socio-economic class, cultural heritage and nationality. Henceforth, the question of whether international adoption should be banned has caused much debate over the years. International adoption can fulfil children’s most fundamental human rights although critics have argued that it has violated their heritage rights. Moreover, based on the belief that children will have better lives under privileged countries’ roofs, most of the sending countries are from were colonized or from third-world while the United States is the largest receiving country. Nonetheless,…show more content…
Moreover, with the idea that children should be kept within their borders is supported by UNICEF and many other international children’s organization, the number of international adoptions has dropped significantly. However, with most sending countries’ horrendous foster care system like “a euphemism for cottage-industry-level institutionalization”, there are questions on how children can enjoy their cultural heritage by growing up under such situation. Furthermore, in this world which is increasingly defined by globalization, it would laughable that adults being prevented from leaving their home country so they could enjoy their heritage rights. Hence, children’s chances to get adopted internationally should not be deprived as it recognizes children as citizens of a global community with basic human rights

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