Domestic vs International Adoption Essay

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Domestic versus International Adoption Think back to your very first memory. Are you baking cookies with your mother? Are you throwing a baseball with your dad? Now, imagine your childhood if you did not grow up with a loving family who supported you and cared for you. Alternatively, maybe you grew up in a negative environment therefore; you understand what it is like to feel unloved. What does this have to do with adoption? There are over 1.5 million children without a family in the United States. 1.5 million children do not know what it is like to feel as though they have a purpose. The only way to solve this problem is through adoption because it provides that positive environment that the child never had. Through my research, I …show more content…
It is insurmountably cheaper because on average, international adoptions is around $40,000-50,000, and domestic is $20,000-30,000 because the adoptive parents do not have to pay for international plane tickets, interpreters, a visa, immunizations, and many other things that are necessary when adopting a child from another country. Also, if a family from the United States adopts through the foster care system, the adoption ranges from $0-2,500. The cost of international plane tickets is very expensive, and the couple will have to make multiple trips to the country. In addition, the adoptive parents need to be immunized, and the child will need immunizations once he or she is in the United States. Something that many adoptive parents do not take into consideration is that the child is often older when adopting internationally, and he or she has already learned the language. As he or she transitions to the States, they will need to learn English, as well as catch up with all of the students their age. All of this transition is often difficult for the child, so he or she may need psychological therapy as well. Therapists are very expensive, and so are language tutors. Since the parents of an adopted international child do not know the family’s medical history, they may seem healthy at first, but the parents may later see medical issues arise. Medical problems are both emotionally and financially consuming. With domestic adoption, if the

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