This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Eight Wonders Of The World: Eight Adopted Children.

1834 words - 8 pages

Kourtney Bridges
Mrs. Johnson
English 4
4/30/14
Eight Wonders of the World
Eight children. All just a little bit different from the rest. All with different parents and different genes and completely different deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that traces back to completely different parts of the world. Broken branches grafted onto a different family tree, as Shane Koyczan would say. They are all a part of the same family, though; all held together, to each other, by the same bond. They are now and forever linked together. They are brothers, sisters, and friends. My mother’s parents adopted Tim, Mary, Carolyn, Paul, Helen, Patrick, Maureen, and, my mother, Amy into a part of their family and they wouldn’t want it any other way.
Adoption is a way for people who want children and may not want or be able to go through having a biological child, for reasons such as sterility or not wanting to pass on genetic diseases, can; so that they can dote and spoil and have the perfectly happy family, savoring all the ups and downs because the ups and downs are what make a family perfect. Adoption is a way to give many children the homes and families they deserve, so they aren’t stuck in a harmful, repetitive system of foster homes and orphanages. Adoption can be seen as harmful to children, though, because of the few examples we have seen through the media of negligence and abuse and even symptoms expressed by parents of adopted children and the children themselves. We see things like Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) which leads to emotions and behaviors displayed by the adopted child which are unhealthy to the child and those around him/her such as, “pathological lying, stealing … promiscuity, learning disabilities …and increasingly serious antisocial behavior” (Carangelo). But ACS is not being caused by the adoption.
What damages children is not the adoption itself. What damages children is not dependent on who is adopting that child, no matter whether the adoption is international or whether the parents adopting the child are of a different race than the child. What damages the children are the experiences the child goes through before the adoption takes place; the trauma they face in our destructive system .The environments some children are placed in are detrimental to their physical and mental health and capabilities.
International adoption is one form of adoption where people adopt children from different countries. International adoption accounts for one quarter, or 25%, of all adoptions in the world, being 249,694 children from 1999-2013 ("Statistics"). Some people feel that adopting children from different countries is harmful and unsafe for the children. What I’ve learned though is that the vast majority of international adoptions end happily, although we don’t hear about those stories; instead, we hear about the very few scandals that break out all over the world ("Russian Adoption Case Belies Many Happy Adoptions"). What I’ve learned is that we have the...

Find Another Essay On Eight Wonders of the World: Eight Adopted Children.

The five-forty-eight Essay

1221 words - 5 pages In the short story, "The Five-Forty-Eight" written by John Cheever, we are introduced to two characters that have had a brief personal relationship with each other and to the consequences that follow for one of them. Mr. Blake happens to be the fellow that is being put on trial and is judged accordingly. His persona is defoliated until the truth rings out like a blow horn. The beast within him begs for a swift end. As the story unfolds

Chapter Eight of Great Expectations Essay

1273 words - 5 pages Look In Detail At Chapter Eight Of Great Expectations And Consider The Significance Of The Chapter To The Novel As A Whole Chapter 8 is when Pip's Great Expectations start and 'Play Begins'. Pip goes to Satis House because Miss Havisham has asked for a boy to come and 'play'. When going to Miss Havisham's House Pip is introduced to Estella and the moment he sets eyes on her, his 'Great Expectations' begin. Pip thinks that Estella is

The Use of the Eight Disciplines on Systematic Problem Solving

595 words - 3 pages the eight disciplines of systematic problem solving. Their theoretical description and practical experience on the use of the 8D method (eight steps) are collected in the following sub-sections. 1D: Identification of Team A problem can be a deviation from requirements / non-compliance, a defect associated with a product, service or operation/system. Once the problem is identified, appoint a team to solve the problem. The 8D team should include

"How to survive the first eight weeks of college"

993 words - 4 pages How To Survive The First EightWeeks of CollegePeople have to realize that college is a transitional period from adolescence into adulthood. There is even a greater change when attending school away from home. students need to adjust to living on campus with total strangers, sharing a bathroom with twenty people, and eating cafeteria food. The first two months; eight weeks, 60 days; 1440 hours; 86,400 seconds are the toughest of all. The first

Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development

2559 words - 10 pages responsibilities and become better at certain task, as they start understanding more of the world around them. According to David Myers “children learn the pleasure of applying themselves to tasks, or they feel inferior” (Myers, 2010, pg. 201). The caregiver and teacher at this stage must give positive reinforcements after completing tasks such as math and writing problems. If the child is encouraged while doing these tasks, they will develop a

Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development

1246 words - 5 pages happened in every stages of development, and how one react to the crisis determines the growth of the individual. There are eight stages of psychosocial development. The first stage of development happens during the first year of life which is from 0 years old to 1 and the half years old. During this stage, infant is uncertain about the world, and the consistency of care from parents will influence the growth of the infant. The crisis in this stage

Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development

1153 words - 5 pages , children begin to feel shame and learn about doubt their abilities to manage the world on their own term. Too much doubt will lead to lack of confident in their own powers throughout their lives (SUNY Cortland, n.d.). Locomotor-Genital Stage: Initiative vs. Guilt This stage involves early childhood, where the child is three to five years old. The child starts to walk, feed themselves, and talk. Understanding how to speak more clearly and say

Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development - 1485 words

1485 words - 6 pages because of the developing process. The outcome of our lives depends on the way we chose to progress throughout each stage in life. Erikson had his own way in describing each stage in life that we all must go through. Erik Erikson’s eight Stages of man; politically known as the eight stages of psychosocial development. He promotes social interactions as a motivation to personality development. Erickson studied stages from the beginning of the life

Book Review of Eight Teenage Appropriate Novels

2135 words - 9 pages a dystopian society, teenager autonomy, and none of the current social constraints – engage and pull in readers and their imaginations, especially right now in the young adult book world. Set in the future in Chicago, the society is divided into five factions that emphasize five different virtues: bravery, honesty, selflessness, peacefulness and knowledge. Beatrice, along with all the other 16-year-olds, must choose her fate by choosing a

Case Analysis Using the Eight-Step Model

1509 words - 7 pages Case Analysis Using the Eight-Step Model The eight-step module is a framework tool used to help analyze and assist you in thinking through an ethical dilemma. After Koch Industries acquired Georgia-Pacific, they immediately took steps to transfer its unique and highly ethical culture to their new “family member.” Tom Butz along with a few other Koch employees and Georgia-Pacific employees were in charge of getting the transition started

The search for god in eight ch

973 words - 4 pages The Search for God in Eight Chapters In Eight Chapters by Maimonides, there seems to be a lot of confusion when dealing with the existence of God and man's perception of him. Maimonides was trying to provide a strong basis for the belief that God was above man, but instead he only succeeds in stating obvious facts that fail to show a complete understanding of the subject.Maimonides does admit to the fact that metaphysics has yet to correctly

Similar Essays

My Eight Wonder Of The World Internet

793 words - 3 pages My eighth wonder of the world - Internet Internet is one of the most expanding things in the present. And after the other seven worlds wonders it's my eighth wonder. Why? Today it is the fastest way of sending and receiving a lot of information. For example you can buy much things - from computers, cars, books ... to simple pizza. You can also communicate with your friends and family from all parts of the world. It isn't a problem to know the

The Eight Signs Of Jesus Essay

935 words - 4 pages The first of the Eight Jesus turning water in to wine ( John 2:1-11). Most men over the course of history have tried to elevate them self to greatness. Others who have sought no greatness have, became great of no accorded of there own. Looking at the context in each of the eight miracle that Jesus performed, we are looking at a man who was fully God and fully human do, what no other man could. Jesus while on earth established his credentials

The Eight Days Of Hanukkah Essay

694 words - 3 pages Hanukkah tradition is the lighting of the Menorah or the Candelabrum, which is the holster for Hanukkahs eight candles, you light a single candle per night (Chanukah: The Dreidels Hidden Meanings (2014). Hanukkah Today Hanukkah today is now more like the American Christmas, parents try to make it like this for their children so they don’t feel excluded from the celebrations and activities of Christmas going on around them. Even though Hanukkah isn’t

The Five Forty Eight Essay

880 words - 4 pages In "The Five-Forty-Eight," John Cheever, portrays a struggle of good vs. evil. The effect is largely contributed by the story's characters Blake and Mr. Dent, and Cheever's Symbolism shown through Blake. The Character Blake has some distinct morality issues that projects the evil he has done. Blake the evil force in the story posses many character flaws that are indicative of the force he portrays. He is self-absorbed, manipulative and