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Trail Of Tears, Lane To Love

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Adopting a child is an experience that promises to bring great joy as it changes a couple or individual’s life forever. Adoption enables the lives of many children to be transformed; it offers children, who are orphaned, abandoned, neglected, abused, or unwanted a chance to live in a stable, loving environment. The adoptive parent-child union is commonly looked at as sanctified because the adoptive parents provide a needy infant with love, a home, and nurture. Adopted children have the potential to become blessed, healthy, and productive members of loving families and being a member of a caring family can help them to become responsible and compassionate adults capable of making positive ...view middle of the document...

“[Without an ID], there’s nothing to prove who you are. All your life depends on this ID. This drives a person to desperation and falling out of control. I was very depressed and reached a stage where I considered suicide. I do not want anything from this world. I just want an ID just to [be able to] do something, maybe get enrolled in the army and serve my country. I want something that proves who I am, that I am Lebanese.”
“I could not obtain a high school degree, even though I took the highest grade in the whole school,” says Josephine, 27. “What did we do wrong? If there was a disagreement between the mother and the father, why is it the children fault? Why don’t we, as Lebanese children, have an ID? We are Lebanese children!”
Because of the stigma of adoption; many who adopt a child sometimes go to great lengths to cover their tracks; faking pregnancies or making secret deals behind hospital doors. While adoption is legal for some, only Christians can adopt; it is widely accepted in Christianity: “…and when he was exposed, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son” Acts 7:21; “…he was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was lovely to look at, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter” Esther 2:7; “Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God” John 1:13…Although adoption in Christianity is majorly accepted; adoption is largely forbidden in Islam, and though the Prophet Mohammad himself once adopted a son, the Quran Al-Ahzab 33:4 states that “Allah has not made for any man two hearts within him”. Instead; Muslim children are usually raised together in orphanages. Instead of adoption, Islam prescribes takafful, or sponsorship, for parentless children. Sponsors of orphans can give financial support for these children, but the latter are prohibited from obtaining...

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