Miami Dade College Kendall
HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED ADOPTING A CHILD?
Thesis: Top reasons for adopting a child.
Purpose: To persuade my audience on why adoption is worth considering.
1. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is a legal process through which a child becomes a part of a family. Adoption is a lifelong commitment and brings rewards for the adopted child and adoptive family.
B. Children can be adopted domestically or from another country, through foster care or private agencies. They can be adopted as newborns or as teenagers. Potential adoptive parents can be single, married or in a committed relationship.
2. How many of you have actually thought about adopting children in the future?
A. According to the data from the National Surveys of Family Growth from 1973, 1982, 1988, and 1995, that out of the 9.9 million women who had ever considered adoption, 16% had taken steps towards adoption, and 31% of these had actually adopted a child. (National Center for Health Statistics)
B. The bigger the number of people who consider adoption will result in more adoptions being made, and the more children’s lives we change for the better.
1. The top three reasons for adopting a child have to do with sharing.
A. Adoptive families share their home with a child who would not otherwise have a safe place to live.
B. Adoptive parents share their religious faith.
C. Children who are adopted share in family traditions and history.
2. Meeting Needs
A. Adoption ensures that a child receives nutritious food and adequate clothing.
B. Adoptive families ensure that a child has educational opportunities.
C. Children who are adopted have access to proper medical care when needed.
3. Understanding Other Cultures
A. Families who adopt a child gain respect for another country in the case of international adoption.
B. They gain an understanding of... [continues]
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