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. Ralph Flynn’s impact may be huge, and his effect will change the adoption process, child protection, and people’s perspective of abuse.
Upon adoption, Beth Thomas seemed to be a normal little girl at 19 months old in 1984. She was adopted by a pastor, Tim, and his wife Julie, a Sunday school teacher, along with seven-month-old Jonathan. After a few years, Beth started showing some very aggressive behavior towards her adopted brother, her parents, and even the surrounding animals. They learned from her case worker that Beth and Jonathon were found in their home alone, with very little food to eat and in squalor. Their father was an alcoholic that had physically, verbally, and sexually abused Beth repeatedly to the point that her vagina would bleed and her mother died shortly after Jonathan was born.
In a survey of American adolescents, 72 percent of adoptees wanted to figure out why they were put up for adoption, 65 percent wanted to meet their biological parents, and 94 percent wanted to know which birth parent they look like (“Birth Family Search”). Simple reasons like these are not the only reason some adoptees want to find their biological parents. Some adoptees have diseases or illnesses that could be treated and possibly cured if they knew their biological parents, knowing their biological parent is a basic civil right, and many just do not feel like they know themselves until they get to know where and who they came from.
Modern Family is a popular primetime television show that airs Wednesday nights on ABC. This hit comedy presents the daily lifestyles of three separate but related families who reside in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. The Dunphys are shown as the traditional white American family while the Pritchett-Tucker family are a homosexual couple with an adopted daughter named Lily. The Pritchetts are the last family who are an interracial couple with a large age gap. On the surface, this show seems to be one of the most diverse on television. However even with the different races and family structures portrayed, there is still evidence of unequal representation in casting, stereotypes, and gender roles.
C. Thesis and Preview: Consequently, we need to do something to make adoption easier and better not only in the United States, but all over the world. Today I will give you a few solutions to fix the foster care system.
Parents also have to be aware of problems post adoption. Children are often asking many questions, such as “ Why did you chose to adopt me”, or “ Did my birth parents not love me?”. The role of an adoptive parent is rewarding, however it can be difficult. Children also often wonder why their parents left them. Being exposed to substances in the womb, such as alcohol and drugs, no structure in family environment, inadequate nutrition, and placement at an older age can all put a child at risk for these problems.
This case is based on 26 former employees of MasTec Advanced Technologies, Inc. (MasTec), who sued the company alleging that their employment were terminated after an appearance on a TV news show, complaining about unfair new pay formula and the instructions to lie to the customers in order to meet with the telephone lines installations rates. As is mentioned in the textbook in the MasTec Advanced Technologies' case, the new pay formula indicate that the technicians would be paid $2 less for basic and additional outlet installations, but would earn $3.35 for each receiver they connected to phone line. It also indicate that they would incur in a back-charge of $5 for every new non-responding receiver installed during a 30 day period if they failed at least 50% to phone lines. (p.466) The technicians also argued that the phone connection was not always possible because most of the time the customers were not interested.
Loushanda Battle has a smile that can light up a room. However, her life has been anything but easy. She struggled to conceive her three children. She was also raised by her grandmother, who also raised foster children. Loushanda works as a school bus driver. Many of the children who rode the bus lived in foster homes. Loushanda could not stand seeing children being raised without a loving family. Seeing the children get dropped off at a foster home brought tears to her eyes.
This essay is comparing and contrasting two brothers, Cody and Tyler. The two brothers were born in Jackson, Tennessee. Cody is the oldest and Tyler is the youngest. The brothers were separated at birth. Although these two brothers grew up separately, they grew up with the same type of family structure.
The son of The Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Lauri was on the show in the past and fans still like to keep up with what she is up to now. LA Times shared that Lauri 's son Joshua Waring is now behind bars. This is all from a shooting in Costa Mesa. The arrest went down after a police chase in Santa Ana.
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.
When Belinda Behague was only 9 days old, her whole life quite literally changed. Because of this, when standing with her mother, father and brother, most don’t think much of it, however, some people may begin to notice that they look nothing alike. Out of the over 1,500 children adopted in the year 1975, Behague was one of them after being given to her loving parents in a closed adoption.
All your life you’ve known that what you do is different. Most people don’t lie, cheat and steal for a living. Most people don’t force relationships to get close to people with wealth for your own taking. This is how Grace Fontaine saw the world. She was adopted, and taken advantage of at thirteen, when her parents took her out of foster care.
When presented with the decision of living in a utopic or dystopic society, one may lean towards the utopian civilization- thinking that a utopia is the definition of a the most perfect place to be. However, what people may not realize is that there are great lengths to achieve the type of paradise-like society, and after all is said and done, the utopian society is not actually what is said to be. In the novel The Giver by award winner Lois Lowry, the author explores the idea of one’s perfect world. She garnered information on what people would consider their ‘perfect utopia,’ with the knowledge that such thing can never be achievable without its drawbacks. Lois wrote and introduced the process and daily operations needed to be taken by communities-
When each of the risks are examined together, it becomes clear that the concept of open adoption is unfair because it stirs many unnaturally occurring emotions, situations, and distress. Open adoption is unfair because it stresses the relationship of adoptive parent and child, and makes vulnerable children cope with unnecessary stressors (Berry 128-129). One of the “biggest risk(s) of open adoption postulated by most adoption professionals is that it will interfere with the process of bonding between adoptive parents and child” (Berry 129). Whether through one-sided openness, challenges from contact, or withholding of information, open adoption cultivates unnecessary stress and worry. In a closed adoption, where the adoptive and biological parents do not have contact, the child does not have the burden of information, meetings, or dual standards that are present in an open