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Growing Need for Adoption Essay

  • Submitted by: lehmannjc26
  • on June 23, 2014
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 1,509 words

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The Growing Need for Non-Traditional Adoptions

Jamie Lehmann

Columbia Southern University

          The Growing Need for Non-Traditional Adoptions

      Adoption. What does it mean to you? My definition of adoption would mean to take one’s family through lawful means and bring up as one’s own child. When asking fellow classmates, family members, and co-workers what their definition of adoption was, the majority answered that it’s when two parents, a mother and a father, raise a child up as their own. It seems as though, in today’s society, that it is wrong for single parents, couples with a different ethnicity, and homosexual couples to adopt a child of their own, but has one ever stopped to think of these options? Can these types of parents show the same love and support to a child as the traditional mother and father? Due to the need of available nontraditional families, these are decisions that adoption and foster care organizations have begun to consider. The purpose of this paper is to argue for the growing need for nontraditional adoptions and move past all the discrimination and injustice so that we can help our nation provide the best possible future of our children.

      I bring personal experience to this study. I myself was adopted when I was 3, along with my older brother, Shawn – although we were adopted by a traditional couple. In addition to that, I volunteer at a faith based children’s home called His House Children’s Home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I personally see too many kids, day after day, get put into the foster care system because of abandonment, abuse, and drug exposure in the household. I was surprised at how many times a child will get turned down from adoption because of discrimination to the “prospective” adoptive parents. One of the toughest things to see is the children who are older, who are just of the age of 18, that still don’t have a place to call home. This caused me to consider the alternatives on...

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