Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course BUSINESS 125 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 2


This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online