The Ethical Issue Of Adoption

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What is Adoption?
Adoption is defined as the process when a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child varying from different ages, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, this now permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities of the from the biological parent or parents into the care of the person who is adopting.
Adoption itself can be a positive thing for some, it gives a person a chance of having a family if they are unable to do so themselves. People can now adapt a child from around the world.
What are Legal Issues?
• Adoption legislation is a state, rather than a federal, responsibility. In Victoria, the legislation is the Adoption Act (1984). Under this Act, adoptive
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As such, adoption involves the rights of three distinct "triad members": the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents. Adoption is also a lifelong process. Ethical issues change over time as children who were adopted become adults and may choose to claim their right to know their genetic and historical identity. It is imperative that professionals working in adoption act ethically to ensure the rights of all the involved parties at all points in the process. In this section, find resources to help guide the professional's ethical practice in all phases of adoption. “found on…show more content…
Children who did not spend enough time with emotionally healthy adults may have difficulty identifying and controlling their emotions. Children from orphanages or group care settings may not have had many opportunities to see or practice healthy social interactions. Children who were maltreated may not have learned how to empathize with others, may have learned to relate to others in a violent way, or many re-enact trauma they have experienced. Children who have been separated abruptly from previous caretakers to their primary caregivers (see below) may be anxious when they are away from home.

What are the positives and negatives of adoption?
- Rescuing a child.
- Providing a nurturing and caring home for the child/ren
- Being able to have a family, if a person or family are unable to.
- Children that need homes have the possibility of being placed in a loving home.
- Being a voice for the child/ren
Birth Parents:
• Housing assistance may be available
• Counseling and support
• The opportunity to pursue your goals and dreams, whether educational, travel or career
• The opportunity to make the goals and dreams that you have for your child come
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