Adoptiontion: The Pros And Cons Of Adoption

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“Does pregnancy necessarily mean parenthood? If the pregnancy continues, many people assume parenting is the only rational, normal follow-up. The other choice, adoption, is often ignored” (Lindsay 9). Adoption is not an option that many think of first when they receive the news of an unexpected pregnancy. Parenting is an option that comes with responsibilities some cannot take or some do not want, making abortion a number one choice. Although, adoption can be a complicated process with specific qualifications for the adoptees and adopters it also exhibits benefits that could outweigh the complications. Parents who choose adoption for their soon to be child have the option to go with independent adoption or agency adoption. Independent adoptions …show more content…
“Open adoption includes the birth parents and adoptive parents meeting one another, sharing identifying information, and having access to ongoing contact over the years” (Silber and Martinez 9). As opposed to closed adoption which is an adoption in which the adopters and birthparents meet once or twice and on a first-name-only basis. Both options come with pros and cons which make the decision hard for the birth and adoptive parents. Some pros include the birth parents assurance that there will be no problems after meeting with the parents, and not having to rely on the agency as a go-between. Some of the cons include states prohibiting adoptive parents from advertising or limiting the amount of money adoptive parents can contribute to the birth mother, states extending the period during which birth parents may revoke their consent in independent adoptions, and adoptive parents spending time and lots of money trying to find a child to adopt without knowing when and if they will receive …show more content…
When choosing to adopt qualifications and requirements must be met. These qualifications and requirements are required to be met for the safety of the child and the eligibility of the adoptee. These required steps take effort and time to complete making the process tedious and long. Some of the many qualifications include age, marital status, finances, and criminal history. Most countries prefer that couples adopting are sixteen to eighteen years older than the child they wish to adopt but, no more than forty five years older than the child. As of now all countries are accepting applications from married couples and single individuals but not all applications are accepted. All of these applications are evaluated, judged, and then accepted or declined. All prospective parents will need to show sufficient income or financial ability to care for a child. This is required to show that the child can be cared for properly. Most countries work with the adoptee as long as they can financially support the child they wish to adopt. Parents who have any criminal history may find it hard to adopt, it is done by a case to case basis and depends on the nature of the crime. In order to complete the adoption process criminal state and federal history is

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