2008-09-06_183832_Opposing_Viewpoints_Anti_Adoption_Revised

2008-09-06_183832_Opposing_Viewpoints_Anti_Adoption_Revised...

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Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS): Its History and Relevance Today Lori Carangelo, "Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS): Its History and Relevance Today," www.amfor.net/acs/, August 2005. The principle issue in this article is the dangerous consequences of putting children up for adoption, summarized as an eight step disorder called Adopted Child Syndrome which involves antisocial and sometimes even violent behavior. The author's bias is frequently demonstrated by positive and negative descriptors used to describe those who agree and disagree with the article's argument; a dissenter is labeled as 'rationalizing, while a supporter's theories are 'intriguing' and 'most accurate'. Another example of bias is evidenced by the liberal use of dramatic quotes such as the one by Kirschner that adopted children are 'all at risk' for ACS. A final, major bias is displayed by the authors arbitrary linkage of murder with adoption. The author's does not provide any evidence that non-adopted children are any less prone to violent behavior than these few examples of adoptees turned criminal. The author is quite clear in describing the symptoms in general and specific case studies
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