Adoption Outline

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Alyssa Fedor Outline Adoption in the U.S. I. INTRODUCTION A. (attention grabber): According to, Approximately 140,000 children are adopted by American families each year. B. (thematic statement): Today we are going to inform you about adoption in the United States. C. (establish significance/credibility): According to , The majority (42 percent) of children currently in foster care waiting to be adopted were removed from their parents or caretakers before two years old. Research shows children who enter foster care at a young age remain in the system longer. D. (preview of main points): Our four main points will be laws and regulations, different types of…show more content…
Complete contact information, such as phone numbers and addresses, are not shared. While adoptive families and birth parents may speak to one another prior to the birth of the child, some confidentiality is maintained. Once the child has been placed with the adoptive family, the birth parents may still stay in contact with the family via letters and pictures, however this correspondence is handled by a third party, such as the adoption agency. American Adoptions handles all correspondence between our birth parents and adoptive families in a semi-open adoption. Our agency maintains the current contact information for each party - if the birth parents or adoptive family wishes to send a letter or pictures to the other party, they simply mail it to the agency. We then repackage the letter so there is no identifying information (such as mailing address) and forward it on to the recipient. A majority of the adoptions conducted through our agency are semi-open in nature. Closed adoptions are rare at American Adoptions. We ask that waiting families agree at a minimum to provide pictures and letters at periodic intervals to the birth parents, if it is requested by them. Our agency will be responsible for routing all correspondence to ensure confidentiality. [transition /with signposting]: Now that we talked about the laws and regulations, let’s discuss the effects adoption has on the biological parents. C. (main point #3): Effects on biological parents separation
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