Cultural, legal, and financial matters are thoughtfully interegated throughout the adoptive process. The adoptive parents are interviewed and must go thorugh a lengthy evaluation by officals. Legal and ethical issues can happen when the adoption program is not adequately regulated within the adoptive country and within the originating country. There is a continuing work being done among countries that unite together to perform international adoptions. They strive to be certain that children are not being either stolen or bought and sold.
There can be negaive consequences of international adoption. It is a rather new method in relation to domestic adoption. One of the issues of consequences in international adoption is the issue of what will happen to the adopted child’s sense of belonging once they are in their new country. Some will say that this is a vital issues for inter-racial adoptions. For instance, the adoption of Asian children by Caucasians, who are obviously of a different race, and might be expected to have a harder time fitting in than Russian children.
The debate still rages over whether or not it is detrimental to a child’s well-being to keep them from getting to know their birth origin. One possible negative consequences of international adoption focus on the quesiton: are more problems caused by encouraging and allowing foreign adoptees to explore their birth culture? As Up until this time, there have not been extensive work done to explore these questions. Experts have just recently started to study the effects of kinship, belonging, culture, nation, and even genes and the roles they play in the upbringing of foreign adoptees.
There are known positive consequences of international adoption. For example, in some cases international adoption results in a child whose birthparents were unable to parent him being raised within the loving environment of a family. Otherwise, that child would live their life in an institution such as an orphanage. Economically a child almost always steps up into a higher class of living and opportutnies to have a fruitful life are more available. The child may also realize new educational opportunities that they would never have in their birth country. Some countries are ravages by diseases and bringing a child to a new country can mean removing them from a deadly environment.
After World War II, between the years of1945 and 1969, due to economic pressures, many German born children were adopted by United States military couples. German birthfamilies made a great sacrifice in allowing their child to be adopted; it was a heartwrenching and difficult decision. However the German familiies knew that the adoptive American families could provide the child with solid social structures, economic stability, a peaceful and safe life and learning opporutiunites that were not aviable in Germany at the time. The parents who made those choices, did so out of uncondtioall love; despite the pain it caused the parents.