The Pros And Cons Of Adoption

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The Bad in a Better Option “Adoption is the process of taking legal responsibility for the care and protection of a child that is not one’s own by birth” (“Adoption” 1). Not everyone experiences or looks into the differences in the types of adoption available. That is why most people do not know about the toll it can take on an adoptee. As open adoption becomes more and more popular today, it also becomes increasingly troublesome for most. Open Adoptions negatively affect the mental and emotional health of adoptees. Adoption being the popular option, it is today started out with a small population of interest. As the years go on, the numbers in the United States alone increase significantly. From 1944 to 2012 the statistics have increasingly surpassed 50,000 (“Adoption” 1). This happened shortly after the ending of World War II, when international adoption became popular (“Adoption” 1). The normality of adoptions came into the open in the 1900s: After World War II, many American families adopted European children orphaned during the war. Between 1950 and the mid-1970s, Asian children accounted for most of the international adoptions in the United States. Later, adoptions of children from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union became increasingly common. International adoptions [have] come into the spotlight in recent years, after a number of celebrities chose to adopt children from developing nations. (“Adoption” 1-2) Although, the popularity of

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