Title Your Speech
Topic: Persuasive Outline
Specific Purpose: Write out the overall goal for the speech; refer to Chapter 5 for help. Central Idea: Provide the thesis for the speech making sure to discuss the main points (refer to Ch. 5) Organizational Pattern: List which type of pattern you’ve chosen for the main points of your speech. Introduction
I. Marilyn Monroe, Steve Jobs, Jamie Foxx, and Snooki all have this one thing in common, they are all adopted. II. Blood is thicker than water. Physically that’s true. But what about emotionally? III. I’d like to start off by telling you a story of a precious little boy. Conceived by parents who’s lives revolved around raves, alcohol, and drugs. He was unwanted from the start but the mother was convinced not to get an abortion. She carried him for 9months but continued her habits. He was born addicted 3 different drugs. He was passed around from family member to family member for the first 6 months of life.A family, with no relation to him, who already had 5 girls, who longed for a baby boy, had been watching from afar and had fallen in love with him. After 9 months, countless hours of paperwork, home studies, lawyers, crazy family members, and lots of tears this little boy was given a forever home.Is blood really thicker than water? For most it’s hard to understand. How is it possible to love someone else’s child? That’s the question that continues to baffle everyone. Adoption is a very complex process but is full of benefits. Not only to the adoptee but to the adoptive parent’s as well. IV. In these next few minutes, I would like to show you what adoption really is, what the adoption process looks like, and some of the significant benefits of adoption. [Transition: First off, let’s look at what adoption is]
I. What exactly is adoption?
1. As defined in an Adoption publication by the Department of Social & Health Service, “Adoption is the permanent, legal transfer of all parental rights from...
Bibliography: Please use either APA or MLA source citation. The key is to ensure you have proper indentation.
Great resource online is the Owl at Purdue. The example below is APA citation.
Dunn, G. (2010, June 24). Palin guilty of major ethics act violation: must return $386,000 in contributions. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn/palin-guilty-of-major-eth_b_624863.html.
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