Adoption And The Adoption System

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Jennie Baker
M-W Class
Mr. De
3/19/16
Adoption

There are many sides and opinion about adoption, me coming from the adoption system highly agrees with adoption. In this paper, I 'm going to explain the history of adoption, the rules you have to follow, the pros and cons of adoption and the process of adoption, and stories of adoption. Also, I will talk and explain about the system and what could be improvements to the system. Adoption is an old process. Adoption is a process where parents who cannot provide for their kids can put them up for adoption to couples, or people would provide for the children. The concept of adoption was not legally recognized in the United States until the 1850 's. Back then there were no formal records of children being adopted. As the numbers of the informal adoption grew, they soon realized that they needed to get a legal process of started. In 1851, Massachusetts enacted the first adoption statute.Adoption History: Read About the History of Adoption." Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2016 Adoption in Massachusetts required judicial approval, consent of the child 's guardian, and a finding that the prospective adoptive family was of sufficient ability to raise the child. Adoption History: Read About the History of Adoption." Insert Name of Site in Italics. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2016 . In the 1930 's. 40 's, and 50 's, social workers began sealing adoption records. The reason for the change in practice
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