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Adoption

Adoption

Date: Jul 31 2009

Themes: Family

Grammar: Passive Voice

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Many people want to be parents, and when they think about it, they usually imagine raising their own biological children. But there are many kids all over the world who need parents. And some couples aren’t able to conceive. The only way they can have children is to adopt.

Adoption is highly regulated and it’s hard for parents who want to adopt a kid to get one. So in most cases, kids who get adopted end up in a good home.

Jason thinks adoption is a good idea because it helps keep the population down. Dale has an adopted sister. But there are some hard things that adopted kids have to deal with. Listen to them share their thoughts on adoption.

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Jason

Dale

Dale

Jason:  So, uh, my girlfriend kind of wants me to have kids at some point, like that’s important to her. But I’ve always thought the world just has too many people in it, you know, and you should just adopt.

Dale:  You know, my parents thought the same thing, so my little sister was adopted.

Jason:  Oh really? Is she from another country?

Dale:  She is from another country. She’s actually from the Philippines.

Jason:  OK.

Dale:  She was found six days after she was born.

Jason:  Yeah?

Dale:  And, uh, she was adopted by my mom and dad.

Jason:  Wow. How’s that been? Was it cool?

Dale:  I think that everything went perfectly fine until she turned about 18 and realized she had no baby pictures here. Who was her birth parents? Who really is her mom? Within families I believe that does cause a lot of stress.

Jason:  Did she look into her past, like, find out why she was put up for adoption?

Dale:  She tried, but I mean, she was really found at an orphanage. Now we believe that she’s extremely blessed in where she’s, you know…How she was able to come to the United States, that sort of thing.

Jason:  Why’d your parents decide to adopt? Overpopulation?

Dale:  Actually, to be honest with you, I was the oldest boy and she always wanted a girl. Tried again, had a boy. Third time, had a boy, so the fourth one was like, my dad goes, “You’re not gonna try anymore, let’s just guarantee we’re gonna have a girl.”

Jason:  Nice.

 

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Jason says that rather than have children of his own, he would prefer to adopt. Since there are already children out there who need parents, it makes sense to him to raise one of those rather than to bring a new baby into the world.

Dale’s sister is adopted. His parents always wanted a girl but their first three children were boys, so they decided to adopt a baby girl from the Philippines. They got her from an orphanage, so she was lucky to be adopted by an American family. But when she grew older, she wondered about her birth parents. Dale says that adopted children often worry about their past as they grow older.

Are you or any of your friends adopted? Would you prefer to adopt a child or raise your own?

 

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vague2008

vague2008

Yemen

first of all,thanx for the cool lesson ,well i would prefer to raise my own child instead of adoption so my son or dauther wont suffer from the stress normally adoptd kids suffer from when they grow older..

02:55 PM Mar 12 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I also noticed that they didn't have her babypictures even though the girl was found when she was six days old. I mean they almost adopted an infant. Isn't it weird? couldn't they take a few pics when she was a small child?

08:53 AM Aug 06 2009 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

It's weird to hear such things from you. You really insist on forcing someone to do something? Are you a fan of Chawshesku or what? Noone can force others to do anything. It must be just their good will no other reasons are appropriate. I was really frightened with your words. No I was actually shocked.

08:49 AM Aug 06 2009 |

emosch

emosch

Turkey

i dont know any people who is adopted but i would prefer to adopt a child.i agree with jason.Since there are already children out there who need parents.we should help them. every chıld would prefer to have parents.

04:09 PM Aug 03 2009 |

Memory

Italy

Extrordinary idea for those that can't conceive their own children. It's also a great responsability because some of them feel bad when they know they are not biological children and that cause them a mess in their heads. To know their real parents make them a psicological matter and involve the whole family. Your real parents are those who take care of you, give you and education, laugh or cry with you..and so on. Sperm is not so important.

08:46 AM Aug 03 2009 |

victor25

victor25

Moldova, Republic Of

Dale:

"Who was her birth parents?"

For learners: Do you see anything wrong in that question?

I do! Parents is plural, but in the question is used "was" wich is bad English. It should be "were".

"Who were her birth parents?" 

 

 

04:34 AM Aug 03 2009 |

victor25

victor25

Moldova, Republic Of

It's funny about Dale's parents, because the fourth child would've been a girl anyway. It's genetics :)

04:18 AM Aug 03 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I know a couple friends of mine that has two little girls adopted,it is simply cool :)

10:07 PM Aug 02 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I don’t know…My opinion is adoption sounds me a “last aternative” for who wants a child…Because notice a thing,If a couple can raise your own child,I think this couple doens’t need adopt other child,you know? But if a couple has a physiological problem in having a child,adoption is valid…do you notice the two situations? So,adoption must come from the deep of the heart and not as a second option ;)

09:58 PM Aug 02 2009 |

xiomaraemm

Ecuador

i think that it's better to adop a child becuase the amuount of people in the world is increasing too much per day… and the world's economy is one of the main problems that we have…. and it's pretty to give a chance to someone else.

02:20 PM Aug 02 2009 |

zee_sultan

Indonesia

Adoption is a good thing, if… each other can complete the family.

07:50 AM Aug 02 2009 |

Better Chueng

China

more and more couples would like to have a DINK family…......

02:25 AM Aug 02 2009 |

BGIRL8458@

BGIRL8458@

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WELL,I NEVER DONT WANT TO HAVE A CHILD.I MEAN I DONT WANT
BIOLOGICAL CHILD.BUT I LOVE CHILD.
ON MYSELF IF I GOT MARRIED ID LIKE TO ADAPT A CHILD .SO,ARE THER ANY PERSON LIKE ME IN HERE?
I ALWAAYS ARE THINKING ABOUT POOR CHILDS THAT PUT UP FOR ADAPTION OR THE OTHERS THAT HAVE HARD LIFE BESIDE THEIRE FAMILI.
I THINK ADAPTION IS VERY HUMANISTIC IDEA TO RESCUE THEM FROM A LIFE WITHOUT PROSPERITY OF HAVING PARENTS.

09:23 PM Aug 01 2009 |

BGIRL8458@

BGIRL8458@

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WELL,I NEVER DONT WANT TO HAVE A CHILD.I MEAN I DONT WANT
BIOLOGICAL CHILD.BUT I LOVE CHILD.
ON MYSELF IF I GOT MARRIED ID LIKE TO ADAPT A CHILD .SO,ARE THER ANY PERSON LIKE ME IN HERE?
I ALWAAYS ARE THINKING ABOUT POOR CHILDS THAT PUT UP FOR ADAPTION OR THE OTHERS THAT HAVE HARD LIFE BESIDE THEIRE FAMILI.
I THINK ADAPTION IS VERY HUMANISTIC IDEA TO RESCUE THEM FROM A LIFE WITHOUT PROSPERITY OF HAVING PARENTS.

09:23 PM Aug 01 2009 |

Jhoana M.

Venezuela

i´m not adoted but I have a little cousin adoted… i don´t have problen with that. If people can´t conceive they can adoted is good i agree with taht.. Wink

09:09 PM Aug 01 2009 |

meuona

Egypt

No, i'm not adopted and no one of my friends or even my family are. and i prefer to raise my own child but, in case i could not conceive i think i will.

08:45 PM Aug 01 2009 |

max1983

max1983

Germany

Please don't put your children up for a adoption.You are going to regret having done this because having children is so wonderful. 

06:11 PM Aug 01 2009 |

rossa25

Germany

My brother had been adopt by my parents, before I was born. He is normally my cousin, but his parents died, so my mum adopted him. I think that was great for him, he could crow up in a nice family, but it wasn't easy for him all the time, because sometimes he thought he wasn't treat like there own child, like me, the real child of my parents, but I think it is just a feeling and there were just difference because of being girl or boy. Today he has is own children and my mum treat them like there real grandchildren.

04:36 PM Aug 01 2009 |

jootpee

jootpee

Poland

 I'm not adopted. I'd prefer to rise my own child.I think that adoption is fantastic for people, who can't have their own child.

04:02 PM Aug 01 2009 |

sharapova

sharapova

Turkey

Adoption sounds good when u think that u give better life to a child with no family.You can save someone's life if u cosider adoption in this respect,but when the adopted children grow , they may face some kind of problems surely, at that time it ll be really hard for them to accept such kind of situation.They can blame you n want to learn about their biological family n they may feel that they dont belong to anywhere.Nevertheless when we think that you can get over such problems together,adoption is really humanistic action.

03:58 PM Aug 01 2009 |

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