This may sound petty, but I have always wanted an adorable little Asian baby.
Similar to the one in the upper left picture, he/she will speak 3 languages and of course maintain the most cutest and stylish of haircuts.
He/she will attend New York’s best preparatory schools beginning at the age of 3 and will attend one of the 8 Ivy League colleges.
Hey, its possible. : )
So lately I have wondered exactly how this could happen.
Due to the fact that one cannot tell who their lifelong soul mate may be, I have realized how much I would love to adopt a child from Asia.
Curious about the procedures of adoption I did some research and discovered an article posted in “Psychology Today.”
Unfortunately, adoption isn’t so simple these days.
Today, the cost of agency and private adoptions ranges at a price of $5,000 to $40,000 while international adoptions can range from $7,000 to $30,000. As one could understand, this is the major barrier that disables people from adopting children. In addition, the delays to receive a child internationally are immense. Commonly, the adoptive parents must wait a near 2 years in order to hold their child for the first time. This is caused by the required “home study” as well as regulating whether all necessary requirements are met by the adopters.
In addition, international adoptions are “legal midfields” in such countries as Belarus, Guatemala, Nepal, and Vietnam. Harvard Law School Professor of Child Advocacy stated that international children are being “denied their fundamental human right to be ‘nurtured in their formative years by permanent parents in real families.’” Personally, I believe that families who are inclined to adopt a child should be thanked for their generosity and their ability to stop the world’s exceeding population. I do understand the cost for the international transportation, but should they really have to pay thousands upon thousands?
Honestly, believing that I would be in a well off financial state, I would not mind the costs for adopting a child, however this price range can easily halt an excited adopter’s future prospects.
In order to help the children and our nation, the government should make it more affordable for able parents to adopt, while maintaining the required regulations.
I really do hope to adopt a child one day and hold one of these most adorable little babies in my own arms.