0750162 - Adoption: More Than A Celebrity Fad

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Adoption has become quite a hot commodity with today’s A-list celebrities but some may be missing the real picture.

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0750162 - Adoption: More Than A Celebrity Fad

  1. 1. More Than a Celebrity Fad *1
  2. 2. <ul><li>Single Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Transracial/Transcultural Families </li></ul><ul><li>Kinship/Relative Families </li></ul><ul><li>Married Families </li></ul><ul><li>Military Families </li></ul><ul><li>Same Sex couples </li></ul><ul><li>Families Facing Infertility </li></ul><ul><li>Mature Couples </li></ul>*2
  3. 4. Madonna Controversial adoption of David Banda, finalized May 2008. Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie The infamous adopting couple, totalling 3 adoptions of Maddox(7), Zahara (3), and Pax (5). Meg Ryan Adopted Daisy in 2006 at the age of 14 Months from China. Nicolle Kidman Adopted Connor and sister Isabella in 1993 with husband at the time Tom Cruise. Calista Flockhart Adopted Liam in 2001 from a local mother of 4. Lionel Ritchie Adopted Nicole in 1983. Diane Keaton Adopted now 9 year old Duke in 2001. *3
  4. 5. THERE ARE CURRENTY OVER CHILDREN WAITING TO BE ADOPTED IN CANADA. *4 YET...
  5. 6. <ul><li>The majority of Canadians are personally affected by adoption. In fact, 6 in 10 Canadians have had personal experience with adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>In a domestic and an international adoption, the biological parents give up all their rights to their child. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the case of international adoption, it is permanent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In domestic adoptions, the birth parents has a certain amount of time where they can take the baby back. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>37.5% of adoptions are done through private agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2% of unmarried women choose to place their child for adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 1% of teen pregnancies result in immediate adoption placements. </li></ul><ul><li>A child in foster care can wait up to five years to be adopted; the average of which is 8 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, 20% of children (26,517 in 2007) exit foster care at age 18 without an adoptive family. </li></ul>
  6. 7. *5
  7. 9. Statistics show that over of adopted children go on to graduate post secondary education becoming our ... *6
  8. 10. <ul><li>IMAGES </li></ul><ul><li>*1 – picture by: Paul Oliver (2006). Found at: http://www.paultastic.com/blogs/media/smilingKids.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>*2 – pictures by: anonymous photographers(2002-2008) Submitted to: http://www.inmagine.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>*3 – all celebrity photo’s taken by paparazzi. Found at: http://www.virginmedia.com/homefamily/birthbaby/celebrity-adoptions.php?ssid=5 </li></ul><ul><li>*4 – Picture by: Linda Seidman (2007). Found at: http://lindaseidman.googlepages.com/children_004.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>*5 – pictures by: anonymous photographers(2002-2008) Submitted to: http://www.inmagine.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>*6 – pictures by: anonymous photographers(2002-2008) Submitted to: http://www.inmagine.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>Child Welfare Information Gateway. Types of Adoptive Families . Found at: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/types/families/ Last updated: June 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau, at pg. 5, AFCARS Report, No. 6 (June 2001), available at http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/publications/afcars/june2001.htm . </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Bureau. Trends in Foster Care and Adoption . (2007). Stats available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/afcars/trends.htm </li></ul>

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