Child Adoption

Child adoption speech

Thesis: Reasons for adopting a child

Purpose: To persuade the audience to consider adoption

Introduction

As a social worker at this child adoption centre, I feel that I am the right person to speak to the people who might be potential parents for these loved ones. There is a need to review the dynamics that are involved with child adoption and its importance. The willingness to adopt a child is not enough to determine the ability of a person to become a parent. It also requires certain knowledge about adoption. To start with, adoption is a term used to refer to a process whereby, someone assumes parenting of another couples child, therefore transferring all responsibilities and rights from the biological parents. This is the most standard definition of adoption.

Review of statistics and their relevance

Has anyone here ever thought of adopting a child? For those among you who have thought about it, what are your reasons? According to statistics presented by National Surveys of Family Growth, most of the people who consider adopting a child end up not doing so. This could be caused by the lack of proper motivation, or lack of sufficient knowledge on the matter. In 1973, 1982, 1988 and 1995, 9.9 million women considered adoption. Of this number, 31% had already adopted a child and 16% had taken steps towards adoption. From these statistics, it is clear that if more people consider adoption, the number of children that are adopted could increase. This could lead to the betterment of the lives of many children.

Appeal to the values of the parents

Most of the people, especially in the middleclass, live fairly comfortable lives. However, there are orphaned children who have no basic facilities. Some of them are children that have the potential to become great people. These are the children that are waiting for kind-hearted people to come and save them from their misery. Adopting a child gives a lot of comfort to the child. This is because the family that adopts the child shares their home with the child, family traditions, as well as religion. These families also ensure that the child receives nutritious food, as well as adequate clothing. These are facilities that the child will lack if they are not adopted. Therefore, adopting a child is one of the noblest things that a citizen can do. This is because it betters the life of a young one, and ensures that these children have hope for tomorrow.

Conclusion

For the sake of the children crying out for help in such centers, I hope that I have helped someone to change their view on the matter of adoption. I hope and believe that as more parents listen it will help them take a greater interest in the betterment of the lives of these young ones. Adoption is not necessarily domestic and local. It can also be done at international levels where parents adopt a child from another nation. In engaging in such an act, it shows their generosity and kindness. This will be followed by blessing from above, as well as respect from society.

References
Churchill, S. R., Carlson, B. E., & Nybell, L. (1979). No child is unadoptable: a reader on adoption of children with special needs. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.
Haugen, D. M., & Box, M. J. (2006). Adoption. Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale.
Kornitzer, M. (1952). Child adoption in the modern world. New York: Philosophical Library.
Smith, J., & Miroff, F. I. (1987). You’re our child: the adoption experience. Lanham, MD: Madison Books.
Williams, M. E. (2006). Adoption. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

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