International Adoption-For it, or against it? For my English III class we gotto choose a topic that we wanted to base an argument off of. Since I was adopted I chose International Adoption and being against it. I see it as why adopt from abroad when there are so many children here that need adopting? At the moment I even know someone that is 17 and he hasn't been adopted and probably never will. What is everyone else's views on this? I'm not against giving children from abroad a better life but should another country be a first choice?

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This is a good topic.  The problem is that there are plenty of children in our own country that need good homes.  Why not focus on giving children in the same country, with the same culture, a home.  I see how it's good to provide opportunities for kids from poor countries, but they are still being ripped from their culture.

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I tend to agree with the poster that American citizens should adopt American children first. I can certainly understand adopting a foreign child if there is a family connection in some way, but there are thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of children waiting to be adopted in the U. S., so why not give them the opportunity?

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Personally, I don't think that American kids are more deserving or anything like that.  I don't think there should be a "pick Americans first" rule.

To me, the issue with overseas adoptions is that it's almost like people are going over and buying children.  That just seems wrong.  It's like governments in the other countries are using this as a way to make money.  That's what rubs me the wrong way about this.

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