Essay On Single Parent Adoption

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Single people should be able to adopt as easily as a married couple. More than 423,000 children are in the foster care system and nearly 115,000 of them are available for adoption(Thomas). In 1970 you would have been automatically turned down if you wanted to adopt, while you were single. In the last 20 years there has been a sizeable increase in the number of single parent adoptions. The laws that stop singles from being able to adopt are shrinking the pool of qualified adoptive parents, so less kids have the option of getting adopted. People may say that a two parent home is more likely to provide both male and female role models, financial stability and support. Which could be true, but as long as a single person can meet the state’s qualifications for adoption and successfully complete the adoption home study and background check, you should be able to adopt. A child can be a blessing, bring happiness and meaning to a person as well as to the child, which is one of the many reasons why a …show more content…
Some people strongly want kids, whether they are married or not. Some have no desire to marry, but do know that they want kids and some are divorced and do not believe they will remarry. I also know that, parents who have gone through a divorce can still provide perfectly. Just because a child has both mother and father around does not mean that they are happy and does not mean that those parents are good parents, and sometimes one parent is a healthier environment. If there is only one parent around, not a mother and father, around all the time does not mean that there is no male and female role model in that child’s life. The adoptive parent could have their parents around , therefore the child could still have that male or female role model. Same thing with the aunts, uncles and cousins or even other siblings that may be in that

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