Persuasive Research Paper For Adoption

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Adoption rates in the United States are low; the rates are especially low for teenagers between the ages 13 to 17. Last year only .04% out of 267098 teenagers was adopted in the United States. Kids without a family are a huge problem that could be easily solved by families wanting children to adopt them. But no one really thinks of this as an option because of how expensive adoption really is and also because this problem is not advertised at all so no one really thinks about it a lot. People don’t see this problem very much so they don’t realize how huge it is.
When someone thinks about adoption the first thing that comes to their mind is the huge amount of money that goes into the adoption process. There are many fees throughout the process a few of those are adoption program fee, home study fee, court fees, lawyer fees, travel expenses, etc. A home study and court cases are required for any adoption no matter what agency is chosen. A home study “cost for this ranges from around $500 to $3,000” and a court case “the fees for court document preparation from $500 to $2,000” these are just two of the expenses that can be expected in the adoption process. The adoption process total though with everything added together, “is from $5,000 to $40,000+, with almost 60% falling within $10,000 – $30,000, and the average being around $28,000.” These expenses can be really hard to pay for families that are ready to adopt teenagers but they don’t have the money so they have to give
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