Making the decision to adopt is a huge, life altering, difficult one. It is also a loving and beautiful way to give a special gift to a family. It's an ability to grow your family while creating an opportunity for a child who needs a family to receive one.
It goes without saying that the road to adoption for every side of the adoption triad is often times an emotional and bumpy one made even more confusing due to the complexity of the situation and the process. In other words, adoption is not something to be taken lightly.
There are so many uncertainties and issues that may come up throughout the process that are out of your hands, in fact, that the Internet is crawling with ever-changing information to help guide families.
Adoption Choices of Florida wants to offer you some valuable information so you can learn about ethical and unethical adoption.
“Adoption is a social, emotional, and legal process through which children who will not be raised by their birth parents become full, permanent, and legal members of another family. As such, adoption involves the rights of three distinct ‘triad members’: the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents. Adoption is also a lifelong process. Ethical issues change over time as children who were adopted become adults and may choose to claim their right to know their genetic and historical identity. It is imperative that professionals working in adoption act ethically to ensure the rights of all the involved parties at all points in the process.”
You can rest assured that an adoption is ethical when you’re working with people who are open and responsive to your questions, when there are no secrets or cutting corners when it comes to working with birth families, and all members of the adoption feel comfortable and not coerced into making decisions they aren’t comfortable with. It’s important, therefore, that you take certain precautions as listed below. You will find this with Adoption Choices of Florida.
So what constitutes an unethical adoption? At the root of unethical adoptions are money and illegal practices that surround the way a child is placed into an adoptive family, often, without the full understanding or consent of the birth family. And while most adoption providers and facilitators are on the right side of the law and do everything they can to protect all members involved, resulting in what is considered an ethical adoption, it is important to accept the fact that there are those who do not.
It’s only when we acknowledge that there is corruption within the adoption community that we can work to protect families from it, promote providers and agencies who are working hard on behalf of birth families, adoptive families, and adoptees, and expose those who are not.
Possibly one of the most important decisions you will make during your adoption journey is in choosing a reputable and accountable agency to work throughout the process with. Call Adoption Choices of Florida now at 800-985-8108