November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Since this is November and the month of Thanksgiving, I thought this would be a wonderful topic to write about. Adoption is a positive alternative to life. It’s also a very brave and unselfish act on the birth parents. I too was adopted at the age of 2 years old. I was adopted by a family member. In this paper I am going to touch on the positives, negatives, legal and psychological aspects of adoption.
I personally think that adoption has its positives and negatives. I feel that it depends on how it’s carried out. I feel that if adoption is carried out by another family member or an unknown party, at some point the child will want to know who their birth parents are. I also feel on a medical point of view, the child should know. In my opinion, if a child is adopted by family it should be openly discussed with the child. It leads serious confusion if this though is not carefully thought out. I’m sure that in this aspect the adoptive parents have the child’s best interest in mind. It should be discussed at what age the child will be told he/she was adopted. Some children mature earlier than others. They can handle certain situations sooner than others. It should also be discussed, when and if any visitation will be allowed by the biological parents.
What rights if any should the biological parents be allowed? Will there be a psychologist on hand if needed to discuss or asses how this has psychologically effected the child. Adoption is the juridical act of taking and agreeing to raise another’s child and of establishing with the child the juridical (personal and property) relations that exist between natural parents and children. Adoption is a humane, legal institution that makes it possible for orphans, as well as children deprived of parental supervision and support, to be brought up in a family. The earliest known adoption is mentioned in the Bible, which describes the adoption of Moses... [continues]
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