You see, I truly am one of the lucky ones! A meta-analysis concluded that adopted children do not have lower self-esteem. "All Happy Families". I found myself at 1500 words with several points left to discuss. Great hub :) Voted up and awesome! You above all others have such a unique perspective on this subject, thank you for sharing it. It is not possible for families to feel the same bond with an adopted child as they would if the child were their own. International adoption first started following the end of World War 2 and the start of the early Cold War. You are committing to a lifetime of love and care and if you are not prepared to give the adopted child 100% effort, despite whatever problems may arise, then do not adopt. That way, there's no need to have a big revelation when he is older. I choose to live in the moment & I'm sure there are reasons for that, but it doesn't eat me alive. It's important to treat your adopted child like the intelligent human being she is and give her the opportunity to own her truth. While the debate about the effects has been hotly contested, most people likely see the issue as a continuous aspect of adoption research. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. You have the child, you raise the child. Round 1: This House believes that Adoption Agencies that receive state funding should give priority to same sex couples and infertile couples.Round 2: This House would ban the use of armed combat … Read more Oxford IV 2010 motions What language is that? If my hub helped in any way then I am happy and grateful. FOR Gay Adoption: AGAINST Gay Adoption: 1 – EQUAL RIGHTS MEANS JUST THAT. Also, some people believe that their life is unfulfilled without a child. The mothers who have children "stolen" from them by a broken system and the system collects funds to benefit and profit from children being adopted, even in the cases of the one parent doesn't deserve the enormous pain of having their child taken. This article is about our journey with our adopted child and our experiences of a "primal wound." 16 January 2013 Last updated at 16:52 Help. Why should we let children around the globe live without a family? I'm an oversea adopted child. In some cases this is not possible, in others it is. I fully support oversea adoptions. No, people should not adopt children. I was adopted in 2011, I was abused almost killed! Allow me to give you a little background so you won’t think I’m just whistling in the dark without any qualifications to speak of. That depends on who you ask. This can cause as much mental trauma as losing their parents by death, as giving up a kid might convince it that it isn't loved enough to be raised by their proper families. Neither of us ever doubted that we were loved and both of us were given permission to seek our birth parents if we chose to do so. That would be the crowning glory of my writing career. Writing is my passion and that is how I must write. Yes I want to visit my home country once it becomes safe and stable again. Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on June 21, 2018: Contented is nice as hell, Sis! 100+ Debate Topics to Choose From. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, 641,000 children lived in foster care in 2012. This really inspire me. August/September 2005 "Europe: Gay Adoption Ruling Advances Family Equality". I know there are teen pregnancy cases, but the mother's family can still help take care of the child. It all turned our all right, me thinks. As for the rest, it's mine. Overpopulation poses many great risks which we really need to avoid! The Debates on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution in the Convention held at Philadelphia in 1787, with a Diary of the Debates of the Congress of the Confederation as reported by James Madison, revised and newly arranged by Jonathan Elliot. I have to biological brothers they live with me. You have listed some suggestions that will help parents with interest to make an informed decision. Should you adopt if you already have children? Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on March 26, 2012: Virginia, I agree completely and thank you for the addition and perspective. Thank you kind lady! Firstly, adoptive parents attracted to international adoption because of ethnic diversity, availability of foreign children, eligibility as adoptive parents, permanence and irreversibility of the adoption. Those are success stories of the highest order with regards to adoption. Also having children after a certain age increases such risks. In other words, to borrow an oft-used phrase, I have game with regards to adoption. In many cases, It is impossible or it's just a bad choice. My son will tell anyone who listens that the person he respects most in this world is his father, and he has told me on numerous occasions that he would not be who he is if it were not for my love. I hope you are right and my stories do reach others and help them. There are many children here in the USA and I'm sure there are in other countries too just waiting for a family in their native country to adopt them. Do you love your spouse as much as your biological family? It is great that you are sharing your story about being adopted with us. We were both told about our adoptions in the most loving of ways and it did not adversely affect either of us. What race or sex are foster kids? :) Thank you my dear; it means a lot to me when you visit and comment. This often leaves them unprepared for … While this isn't a book, it is a short list of a few questions that I wished I hasn't been asked. Dana, thank you and I'm glad you stopped by to read my article. Adoption is an easy way to get a child. In the severe case of parental death, than adoption should be entirely legal and right.2. Voted up. Love ya, Sis. Had many broken bones and my biological mother is now in jail until I am 18, My biological father is out of prison i'm scared that one day they'll try and get me back. German authorities continue public debate in view of the adoption of a more flexible approach to dual nationality, and encouraged them to examine the application, in practice, of the criteria for naturalisation in order to address any possible patterns of excessively restrictive … Kids should be adopted because if they were living in a bad household and with a bad family then they should have someone adopt them so they wouldn't get hurt. Take in mind, This woman could only be 13! The debate on outcomes of adoption. :). I would've probably become a prostitute in all honesty. For more information, purchase my book on adoption in Kindle format. (I also discussed it in a podcast. International adoption is more predictable, usually taking less than two years. I'm proud that I'm adopted when I was a baby. And I am one of those lucky people that can love other childred with all my heart. Question: When I am an adult, I was thinking of adopting. In English-speaking countries, the sides involved in the debate are the self-described "pro-choice" and "pro-life" movements. If we don't adopt, the earth could get way too crowded. Civilized societies do not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, gender or sexuality, yet the denial of equal rights to gay couples is clear discrimination. No need to pass on these genes. Who are they staying with? I still am not sure what happened between us (muse & I)...but I'm not stressing about it. Question: I gave my two children up for adoption fourteen years ago because I have bipolar/ schizoaffective disorder. I hope you get your chance. "Pro-choice" emphasizes the right of women to decide whether to terminate a pregnancy. It is not possible for families to feel the same bond with an adopted child as they would if the child were their own. Coming up with a current and interesting debate topic can be tricky. Welcome and thank you for commenting....we need more active members in this community of writers. If you cannot love an adopted child, then you obviously can't love your spouse. Another meta-analysis concluded that adopted children have lower school performance than non-adopted children, but adopted children have better school performance that children who remain in institutional care. Virginia Kearney from United States on March 26, 2012: Peebles--I know a family that adopted from China. Here are some reasons you should consider being a foster parent of a teen foster child. I, personally would love to adopt, it's something I've wanted to do since I was a little girl. Sis, I can always count on your lurking in the HP shadows, keeping an eye on me. Human Rights Watch. It is not always an easy process and requires patience and perseverance. "Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. As a rule, essays on adoption examine the two types of adoption, namely closed or confidential adoption and open adoption that has gained popularity since the early 1980s. Below you will find links to sites that list dozens of books for kids, adults, families, and classrooms. Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on January 10, 2013: This is indeed helpful. A British local government unit takes away adopted children because the foster parents are members of UKIP. Thanks to Chloe for reviving this! and my teacher likes "scientifically proven things" if you have any websites that'd be great too ~thanks Thank you my friend for your comment. Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on March 06, 2012: Great information here. I ask this question because you spouse is only connected to you through vows of marriage. Experience and advice from mom of 5 children. When he was six his mother and I divorced and shortly afterwards he came to live with me so I single-parented him for the remaining years of his childhood and teen years. While adopting an older child is a hard, draining thing to do it comes with a great reward when the child grows up. Vol. Our experience with international adoption was extremely positive. Virginia Kearney from United States on March 07, 2012: Terrific Hub--you really cover a lot of ground and make some very good observations from the perspective of adoptive parent and adoptee. Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on February 02, 2014: greeneyedblondie, a high school Hubber....we don't see many of those here at HP. Ive been working on a hub related to this but find too many of my personal views creeping in. It is based on Nancy Verrier's work on adopted children and her explanation of the "the primal wound.". I am fully aware that there are many success stories regarding these types of adoptions but I am also painfully aware of living nightmares that have happened. The older the child the more problems you are apt to have. Please if you have some where in your town to adopt kids or anyone please adopt them DO NOT LET THEM SUFFER FOR SOMETHING THEY DIDN'T EVEN DO. My debate on gay couples adopting. In an adoption process, the child receives a loving and caring home, which is a highly important in order to have a healthy childhood. While on the subject of biology, when one adopts a child one is on very thin ice indeed; there will come a time when you need to tell the child that they are adopted and this is a landmine waiting to explode. Thank you. Out of all of those people, 140,000,000 of the people are orphans. An Illinois couple have sued an adoption agency here, charging that it withheld the psychiatric history of their adopted son's natural parents. One would think since I have had nothing but positive results from adoption that I would be a complete flag-waving advocate for adoption but that simply is not the case. It is wrong to say that an orphan only belongs to its biological parents. Adoption benefits the well being of a child too. Nothing is more insulting than some random person making the comment "Oh, do you do foster care for the money?". It is so nice to hear adoption success stories. Catherine Taylor from Canada on November 12, 2012: Oh bb, how is it that I am just coming to this hub now? Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today. I am, myself, adopted and it was difficult for me to 'adopt' my parents but I'm grateful that they have taken me under their wings. The chapter constitutes a debate between Professor Elizabeth Bartholet and … There were no secrets and that is the only way to raise an adopted child; openness and compassion are the keys to avoiding problems that are inherent in the very nature of the institution of adoption. Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on December 01, 2014: Thank you, Jo, for the kind words and for sharing your opinions and thoughts. The depth of … She did it very gracefully. And Aurelio, that is exactly what my parents did and what I did with my son. I only hope that my adopted children feel the same about me that you and your son feel. There are many reasons why orphans are orphans and the reasons why they are orphans happen due to multiple things. Transracial adoption as a phenomenon has a short, volatile history in North America. Exellent hub. Are you intimately familiar with the child’s native culture? These days, when I make my few, brief visits per week, I am faithful to my special list of HubPals...& thereafter, where ever I'm directed. To be more specific, we are proposing that American citizens be banned from adopting children from any country other than the United States of America. But I feel such terrible sorrow for what I lost by not being with her. 4 Controversial Topics Surrounding Adoption. Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on March 06, 2012: Darn it Cyndi, I thought alcoholism was my specialty??? With that cleared up, I want to say a few things about the debate over international adoption, which I wrote about in this week’s magazine. If you want to adopt a child you will probably have to wait, sometimes a long time. Others view adoption as unethical, illegal, and damaging with the potential for dire results. It was heartwrenching to see it. I do not claim to be an adoption expert but I do claim to have a certain perspective regarding this topic and it is that perspective I will give you now. As a prospective foster parent, you should know that foster care case workers may not tell you everything they could. thank you for sharing with us As usual many Angels are headed your way bringing blessings and hugs and all ps. We have had a very good experience but know that it will be a lifelong process of helping our girls grieve and understand their grief. danajconnelly from Family and Parenting on March 07, 2012: "I've got game..." Awesome. "Adopting Premises. She went on to have 2 more children and I am so envious that they had a relationship with her that I can never have, even though I should have done. I'm really not a fan for overseas adoption either. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 05, 2019: Well chosen words Bill Cautiously is the way to proceed I have friends who were adopted and who have adopted and thankfully the story has turned out well for both But as you say adoption is not something that should be entered into with out serious consideration. It's doing the right thing, and everybody should do the right thing. Parliamentary debate on the practice of 'forced adoption' in the UK Published: Thursday 12th July 2018 Dr Carol Homden, CBE, CEO of Coram comments ahead of today's (12.07) parliamentary debate on the practice of 'forced adoption' which took place in the UK primarily in the 1950s and 60s Thank you for your kind words; if this hub helps any adopted child, or parent, then it was well-worth writing. DanaTeresa, an excellent point you make. Another problem that adoption can address is our increasing population. Even though there are many couples who are unable to have children of their own, adoption is not the answer. Voting this Up and Useful. I love what you have to say on this subject - it's your specialty. Your act was out of love and concern for them. In many cases, an adoption will also be beneficial for the birthparents, but, mostly it is going to change your life completely in a very positive way. Yes you and your son are the lucky ones! I was her baby before anyone else, yet I cannot claim to be fully hers, ever I don't think. You bring up many points that are very important to consider.If I ever decide to be a parent, I will be adopting. January 24th, 2008. Why are we creating more generations that will eventually suffer in the future? It brought us a marvelous daughter. I don't own the rights to the Foxpart of this video. Thank you for sharing your experiences and I hope one day, if it what you want, that you do adopt. Parents with adopted children might not realize this behavior is a rite of passage for teens, and be more apt to blame it on their adopted child’s biological parents. I am a huge advocate for adoption, the poster child for a good adoption, and I can't imagine what life would have been like if my adopted parents hadn't done what they did. The adoption of children by LGBT people is an issue of active debate. A debate on issues regarding the new ISO 45001:2018 standard adoption. Thank you for the kind words, and blessings to you always. When I was thirty-six my wife and I adopted a baby boy, three days of age, and that child is now a healthy, intelligent and loving man of twenty-seven. We were both raised with an abundance of love. Hopefully he'll come around someday. What age do you think is good for adoption? They need parents just like any of us do. It's the same thing as having a child you haven't adopted. i have to do a debate and i am supposed to be the "negative" and against gay adoption truthfully..i am for gay adoption but i still have to go against it..so i was wondering if you guys could help me with some cons on gay adoption. The abortion debate is the ongoing controversy surrounding the moral, legal, and religious status of induced abortion. It is a few weeks since Julie and Robert met the children I was adopt at age 4 and I'm 15. She let our dad know that she will always consider him to be her dad. Debate on adoption. The debate over transracial adoption has not changed greatly in the last two decades and mirrors a similar debate decades ago over adoptions that crossed religious lines. Peeples from South Carolina on March 26, 2012: Great hub but if you don't mind I wanted to add something. :-) And thank goodness the end result worked out well all the way around. The sneaky debate over legalizing adoptions by gay couples." The looming battle over gay parenting." I'd never have thought of it at that age and had only negative views of adoption from various ones I had observed. Foster parenting to adopt is possible, but a very long and extensive laborious process. I was abused as an orphan and if I stayed I would have continued to be abused, but I was adopted into a loving and caring family. International adoption first started being broadcast to the American public during the proxy wars of the 1950s Cold War. I regret having not fought the state to this day. I may not have been adopted, but there is a family at my church that has adopted and fostered multiple children and love each and everyone of them as their own. Thats why i think kids should be adopted. V. Supplement to Elliot’s Debates (Philadelphia, 1836). Couples who are maybe not able to have children, Or just want to adopt a child can! My father died in 1969 when I was twenty years old. The deputy minister for children was urged to consider creating and independent adoption service on 16 January 2013. Thank you for sharing your experience with us all, and best wishes to you in the future. "Bruce Willis. Older children who have been in foster homes come with their own baggage and the degree of psychological scars that they carry can be unsettling at best and a deal-breaker at worst. An example, If a woman is raped and doesn't choose abortion. Adoption is also saving a child's life, because children will suffer if they don't have a parent, or guardian. This was a great article. Regarding foreign children and older adotions, you are right to urge caution. I consider the fact that there are reasons why some cannot conceive naturally. I am wired in such a way that allows me to love a child no matter his or her origin but please do not assume all adults are wired that way. :). How much do foster parents really get paid? Recently international adoption has become noticeably popular. A man could not ask for better parents and I would not be the person I am today if it were not for the love and sacrifice of those two fine people. We should be more aware of our population and how rapidly it is increasing. Or if their being abused in the household then they should also be adopted because of that. I was adopted by loving parents who raised me with love and who continually supported me. Well bro.....just ANOTHER brilliantly written article about a vital topic for countless individuals. My husband, however, is not for it so much. Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on January 05, 2015: Hopefully he will, Emily. She asked him to the wedding. And I'm freaking glad I wasn't adopted by someone in my country. Or why would I be bitter on how my birth parents left? Complete in One Volume. Déjà vu all over again! If everyone adopted children this world could be more happy. I was the only girl so my biological mother decided to abuse me because my gender was different, I get pain in my legs and my pelvis my head hurts and I have flashbacks but lives getting better. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 18, 2020: You are indeed lucky, and so is your son. He had horrible separation anxiety. People tend to miss the most important reason to adopt internationally: you are literally saving a life. There are two answers to this question entirely because of how it's worded.1.If the parents are dead.Yes, this is a horrible thing to say, but in the age of guns and weaponry, people get killed, and then others can become fatally ill. I was adopted when I was nine months old after spending those first nine months in a series of foster homes. Bill Holland (author) from Olympia, WA on January 10, 2013: rd, I'm glad it helped. Waiting is hard. And our dad walked her down the asile. 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