It can be argued that this discouragement of interracial adoption should be accepted, as the child is even more likely to be pulled perhaps because the child is black and his/her parents are of white ethnicity. There are also negative aspects for the biological mother; these include the birth mother not knowing if her child is really being well cared for or if your child is still alive. Also, in some countries, open adoption can be closed at any time for any reason – or for no reason at all.
Many adopted children experience “emotional problems, including fear of close relationships, negative ways to be in control, low self-esteem, anger, and immaturity that produce behavior problems, including lying, oppositional behavior, school underachievement and quick temper. These problems often do not respond to rewarding, punishing, and consequences, producing much frustration in parents and teachers. ” Dr. Michael Katz, profile in Psychology Today. By supporting the view of Dr. Michael Katz, it can be argued – why should adoption be allowed?
Children, being at such a young age, cannot make decisions for themselves and so they cannot stand up and discourage the adoption. Instead strangers are being allowed to decide their fate and could possibly trigger off these social problems for the adopted child. The controversial aspects of Adoption bring a better understanding of how adoption works, and the controversy behind it. There will always be debates about the different types of adoption and whether one type is better than the other, even whether adoption is a good choice at all.
Every child needs a family, but many adoptees would have rather stayed with their biological mother even when she couldn’t provide what the child needed. Others, on the other hand, are thankful that they were adopted, showing that many believe that adoption is not morally wrong. They feel that their biological mother wanted to do best for them, out of love. No matter the choices that are made, it is never possible to tell what the outcome may be, and that is the biggest controversial issue.