2008-09-02_200507_Opposing_Viewpoints_1_Pro_Adoption_Revised-1

2008-09-02_200507_Opposing_Viewpoints_1_Pro_Adoption_Revised-1

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-1 Provide the title of the source. Benefits of Adoption Provide the source citation. Locate the citation by clicking on the Source Citation link at the top of the page when viewing the source. J.C. Willke, "Benefits of Adoption," Life Issues Connector , vol. 12, October 2003, p. 2. © Life Issues Institute, Inc. 2003. Reproduced by permission. Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The main issue Willke covers in the Benefits of Adoption article is that giving up a baby for adoption can actually be a positive solution to an unwanted pregnancy which benefits the mother and child. Willke lists the benefits for mothers as lower incidence of depression, better school and employment prospects, and a decreased need for welfare or other types of government support. The benefits Willke finds for the adopted infants are better physical and mental care, which results in a healthier outlook and body, a stronger bond with family members, and greater achievements in school. Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Willke does demonstrate bias, but his bias is supported by his experience and expertise in the subject of adoption. Willke's bias is that when a pregnancy is unwanted, particularly in the case of single mothers, the baby should be placed for adoption. One example of this bias is the positive language Willke uses to describe the adoptive families including the repetition of the phrase, "loving arms,“ as well as the description of the birth mother’s choice to give her baby up as “unselfish”. Another example is when the author mentions
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2008-09-02_200507_Opposing_Viewpoints_1_Pro_Adoption_Revised-1

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