Interracial Adoption Nothing Like Utopia By Thomas More

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Imagine that today’s society was one like Thomas More described in his famous work of literature Utopia, where everyone lived an idealistic life that had no social discrimination on anyone for their opinions or ideas, where everyone got along, and there were friendly neighbors in every corner of the street. Sadly, our society is nothing like that, since the word Utopia itself means “nowhere”. In today’s society, there is an immense amount of ideas and opinions about worldwide topics. People never seem to stop changing their opinions on topics that revolve around them, they might agree or disagree. Sometimes they might take action to do something about what they agree on and support it, or ...view middle of the document...

It is good to know that there are people willing to adopt children of different race and give the children a loving experience with new parents. Usually when parents do an adoption, it is because they want to have a unique member or unique members in the family that are not biologically related to the family. In relation with Donnelley’s study, the possible reason more white parents would be adopting black kids is because the they do not really see it as something strange to be with a black kid in today’s society, rather than seeing a black parents with a white kid with them, which is still a problem of discrimination for the black parents. Besides it is good for parents to be in a interracial adoption because the parents also want to offer a loving experience with a child of different race. If that is so then the adoption will have benefits, and if it does not seem to be the case then the adoption may seem to have complications.
In many people’s opinion, if an interracial adoption is done to give the child the love they need and the care, then the result of the adoption is going to be really beneficial because the child will seem to create a sense of trust to the parents, in fact “ Tran racial adoptees do not lose their racial identity, they do not display negative or indifferent racial attitudes… it appears that Tran racially placed children and their families have a higher

success rate” (Harnack 204). This might be because the children will receive a lot of love from their parents, also the parents might give some really good advise to their child for a future without much complications. In interracial adoption, the kids that are well taught by their parents on how to handle criticism tend to develop into socially and emotionally strong adults, also they are aware of their racial identity ( Harnack 198). The adoption critic Ron Nixon also says that adopted children do not really suffer psychological effects or any other problems, unless the children live in a non-native community (Nixon 1). Besides creating racial awareness a good way to handle criticism in society, the adopted children create a strong connection with the parents, and their race because the children live with the parents for a good amount of time to get used to the parent’s race and culture.
In an interracial adoption the parents may be benefited as well as long as they consider the circumstance that they are in so the child or them can not be severely affected, this means having in mind the location of where the child will be living in so that the child will not fell like a non-native person. Besides that, the parents will have a unique experience with a member in the family that is racially different. Parents will create a strong sense of trust and love for the children by making the kids use to the parents customs and tradition. For example, Regina Bush was a black mother who adopted a white female girl named Stacey Bush. Stacy was so connected to Regina...

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