The Social Workers Function Within Adoption Agencies

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The Path to Social Work Social workers function within adoption agencies is to ensure future parents are meeting safety and emotional standards. My Aunt and Uncle in Washington adopted my little cousin, Lily, from China when she was just 13 months old. It took them a while to go through all of the necessary procedures, but once they were approved, they could not wait to go adopt Lily. Learning about the adoption process and how social work plays the role of finding adoptive or foster kids good homes inspired me to choose it as my future occupation. I want to be able to save a child’s life from danger and/or a poverty stricken life. Social Workers dedicate their lives to improving the well-being of other individuals, families, and communities in a variety of different ways. Social work has been around since the early 1800’s and first became prevalent before the Civil War era and before a flood of immigration occurred. The career was first developed in England and was brought to the United States where it became a popular pastime of the kind hearted and wealthy. Untrained proto-social workers, known as “friendly visitors”, sought to help the poor individuals through moral persuasion and personal example. They were able to be positive role models within the poor communities and supported them with resources such as food, water, and even shelter. The most notable social changes that had an influence on the development of social work were the series of economic depressions,

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