Eligible Applicants Should Not Pay Adoption Fees

Eligible Applicants Should Not Pay Adoption Fees

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Children go through adoptions all the time. They also have to go through orphanages, foster homes, and adoptive parents. Sometimes they go into good or better circumstances, but they can also be bad; however, most of the time people don’t look at that fact even if the child is trying to tell them what is happening to them or what the conditions are like there. Due to this, children may go through mental, verbal, and physical abuse. Whether that’s because of direct contact with them or conditions around them.

     Adoptive parents have to go through a whole background check and they have to have people come look at the house and they have to arrange several meetings to meet with the child and make sure that everyone is accepting of the situation. There is very minimal security in the foster parent system. It’s basically a limited background check and certification, then the child is put into that family for a set amount of time. I'm not saying this is the exact way of how it’s done but a brief explanation. The kids are often abused in the foster homes more than they were with their birth families, the foster families do it for the money or they think that they can act like they are the parents’ of the child and discipline them and force them to do things that also go against what the parents are allowed to do. A majority of the time this doesn’t happen to children who get adopted because the system is more secure and strict rather than the way the foster system is. Due to this the adoptive and foster systems should be as equally secure as each other. 

     I don’t think there should be a fee to adopt a child when a person or family is eligible for the adoption. It is basically buying a child, which is completely illegal. If you wouldn’t put a grown man up for sale why should a child be any different?  I do understand that there are stipulations for the adoption parents, background check, job, financial, and living stability. The conditions of some orphanages and foster homes and other places are bad, and most of the time they aren’t secure which is why these things happen. There should be something that goes towards the adoptive and foster systems and the children because they don’t always get the same things or treatments as others. So more funding needs to go to these places to make sure that they run more efficiently and effectively for the children and others who are in the system. Abolishing the adoption cost would mean more kids out of the orphanages and adoption system each year, with stable homes. I also think the background checks, and ensuring that the families are eligible for adoption is a good thing, but the fee is ridiculous, a child should not have to be bought.                                       

   These things should change because everyone has the freedom of speech, so the children should be able to have a say in what happens to them at all times through the whole process. They also deserve to feel like they are safe and secure at all times so they should make the foster and adoptive parents go through an equally secure system to make sure that abuse and other things don’t happen. They also deserve to have the same quality of things because they are still people and deserve to have the same treatment as other people in the world. Therefore, the adoption fee should be gotten rid of because it isn’t okay to sell a child, and by getting rid of it more children could get adopted and the parent’s could have more money needing less stability checks coming to them and more money could support the places where the children are yet to be adopted. All of these things need to happen because it will help children to live better lives.

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