Adoption : Should Cross Cultural Adoptions Be Sanctioned Or Not?

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Adoption – should cross-cultural adoptions be sanctioned or not? (Page 104). I do not believe that cross-cultural adoption should be sanctioned, but it is an extremely controversial issue. I believe adoption agencies throughout the world and their governments must work together to create rigorous policy to ensure the safety of the children, and set a quality standard for parents looking to adopt. Sanctions are to impose a penalty, or threaten with a penalty for disobeying rules (Dictonary.com, 2017). I believe imposing sanctions on those looking to adopt would deter them from adopting at all, and that child may never be placed in a home. I believe that if cross-cultural adoption is an option for couples, then the culture heritage of that…show more content…
Cross-cultural adoption is positive and serves children’s best interest especially when faced with state sponsored care (Policy Statement, 2008). There is research indicating that those raised within state sponsored care are more likely to have negative self-image, behavior, emotional, and physical maladaptation (Policy Statement, 2008). Between the ages of 3 and 7 children are more likely to notice emotional responses associated with racial groups and evaluate what that means to them (Baxter, 2017, para. 5). If there is no dialogue regarding race, children will be confused on how to express their feelings towards race or they may be too preoccupied with racial categories and develop anxiety (Baxter, 2017, para. 5). Cross-culture adoption, and adoption in general, is an alternate way for couples to have a child. It helps that child find a loving home, and the adoptees in many cases treat their adoptive parents as their real parents. It is a responsibility of the parents to be aware of their own privilege and understanding the concepts of race. By stifling their child’s questions about their own racial identity this can lead to an increase in depressive symptoms within that child (Lee, Grotevant, Hellerstedt, Gunnar, 2006). By promoting Enculturation as “[A] practice of promoting ethnicity-specific experiences that encourage the development of a positive ethnic identity” (Lee, et. Al., 2006,

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