The Valpo Core Reader


Lisa Dimitroff

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Argument Essay

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The welfare of children has been an important issue throughout the years. A family life is essential for the upbringing of a child. If for any circumstance a child does not have a healthy biological family, it can be placed in foster care or put up for adoption. For decades adoption has been a effective way to find families for children who need them. Up until recently, the adoption process has not had many major problems. But there have been recent cases where children have been tom away from adopted families and returned to their natural parents. The welfare and rights of the adopted children were overlooked to satisfy the law. Adopted children have the right to a happy and healthy life and should not unnecessarily be psychologically and physically traumatized by being returned to their biological parents.