My most enduring passion is the care of foster children. This interest sprouted several years ago when my aunt and uncle first became foster parents. Since then, as I have loved and tended to the children in their care, it has grown into a full-fledged desire to base my career on ameliorating these children’s lives. I aspire to pursue a career in law so that I may one day fight for their prosperity and facilitate their adoptions into loving homes. Studying Political Science would allow me to achieve these goals by preparing me for law school. Along with the ability to lead me towards my desired career path, this major encompasses a plethora of captivating subjects: government, problem solving, critical thinking, writing, philosophy and ethics,
Many people want to have their own children, but what are other options? Adoption gets helpless children out of the foster care system, but having their own child gives them a better connection. Three reasons why parents should adopt is because it helps get kids out of foster care, adopted families have all the same rights as families formed from birth, and adopting a child helps parents start a family if they can’t get pregnant. Although some people think that having their own child is better, adoption is better because it gives children new and permanent homes, also it helps parents start a family.
I have always been the youngest. I was the youngest of a rather large family of seven. My parents, then two girls, then three boys. Me being the last of the boys. I was five when it all began. I was living in Sheffield, England and my parents had been thinking about adoption for a little while. One day when we all met in the conservatory for devotions, Mom and Dad walked in purposefully and started devotions by saying,”Kids, we have been thinking about adding a member to our family. We want to adopt.” The room got quieter and everyone was still while Mom and Dad waited for a reaction. I had absolutely no idea what in the world that meant, but the word sounded sharp so I liked it. I quickly learned that it meant “finding a kid whose parents couldn’t take care of them, and bringing them into our family and making them our son, or daughter, brother or sister.” I liked the idea and was all for it. Mom and Dad warned us that it would not be easy to adopt. We discussed the what it would take and what it would mean for us. I’ll admit I didn’t understand most of it, but I did understand that I was getting a new sibling, and that some things would change. If I only knew how much…
How does it feel to be adopted? Has life been altered as a result of being adopted? These questions have never fazed my view of being adopted. Awareness of being adopted began as far back as I can recall and has never been a taboo family topic. Adoption didn’t affect my life in any sort of way as a child. As I matured, the realization of the impact being adopted has had on my life has evolved. This insight created a new level of gratitude for my family and my life.
When a couple or individual decides to adopt a child, they know they are going to take on the responsibility of taking care of someone else’s child. Due to the biological parent(s) who can’t take care of that child anymore, because of either drug abuse, alcohol abuse, abuse to the child or if the parent(s) had died and there is no other care for the child. So that’s why this gives other couples who cannot have kids, the opportunity to promise themselves to be a great parent to a child in need. Though there are some bad things about adoption as well. Like adopting a child from another country of another race, because once that child is adopted into an American family, he or she will be cut off from their culture and never know about their
“It’s not a big deal. I’ve had worse.” I shrugged. I was trying to play it cool. Not a great talent of mine, but with cute guys like him I had to at least try.
Children, have always had a special place in my heart. There is something about the glow in a child’s eyes that makes me want to help them in any way I can. I have always heard about God moving in people’s lives, however after babysitting teacher’s children afterschool when I was in elementary school, to helping teaches a little girl we homeschooled a while back, I had not seen Him move that much in the lives of children’s I came in contact with.
"I have to admit," Mrs. McCarthy said. "I'm a little freaked out now. But my pregnancy wasn't planed either. In fact, I was only 16 when I was pregnant. My parents ended up disowning me. It was my husband's parents who helped us. Of course, he was my boyfriend when. I'm going to help you two with your baby."
"I mean, you always cringe when you have to talk about it. It’s embarrassing, I think, for everybody involved. That’s not any of our shining moments. But I don’t think any of us would have changed how it happened because we are all where we are supposed
The final adoption method is an independent adoption. “An independent adoption is an adoption facilitated by those other than caseworkers associated with an agency.” This can be a person who is a physician, or just an attorney. In an independent adoption, the selection over the placement is entirely the families involved. A separate adoption is not necessarily an open adoption. An open adoption consists of a certain amount of consecutive contact with birth and adoptive families. The adoptive and birth parents both have to agree and be on the same term of to what the birth parents' role is in future communication. The birth mother and father have to obey by the adoptive parents' rules about future communication. The adoptive parent has the right to say that they don’t want the birth parents to see the child during certain adoptions.
Adopting a child is an experience that promises to bring great joy as it changes a couple or individual’s life forever. But what happens if the mother of that child wants to endorse their child? Those are the issues that many adopting parents and birth-right mothers are facing today. Many biological mothers want their child back. There are many concerns for adopting parents to know- that there is the possibly that the birth mother may file for the child. As a birth mother or the adopting parent one must realize consequences that could lay ahead.
Tia pursed her lips and tossed her head, thinking for a millisecond before her reply came as fast as a bullet from a gun, “You’re forgiven, except for the part where you eventually go through with whatever fucking thing she has cooked up this time,” she said.