Most couples wish to adopt newborns which is very difficult to do as we in the

Most couples wish to adopt newborns which is very

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Most couples wish to adopt newborns, which is very difficult to do as we in the US have fewer numbers of babies due to birth control access, abortion access, as well as less stigmatization of single-motherhood than there is in other countries International Adoption: large spike in the last 10-15 years Sending nations: countries that have huge amounts of children for adoption; largely due to American demand upon finding they can get babies younger for a comparable cost o South Korea o Russia o India o China o Romania Open Adoptions: knowing medical information, names of parents and has capacity/resources to reach out to the bio-parent Closed adoptions: the opposit no access to birth information e e Because closed adoptions were viewed as advantageous to the adoptive parents, the demand for international adoptions increased China and Russia imposed restrictions on international adoptions (for example, by gay parents) Adoption medicine is the field in which doctors specialize in treating adopted children due to high prevalence of certain conditions (fetal alcohol syndrome very high among romanian children, drug addicted babies, etc.) “The Girls that Went Away:” the phenomenon of sending pregnant unwed women and girls to group homes to give birth to children, were usually required to give them away unless they wanted to pay a fee to keep it; white middle class families strongly opposed the returning of the child back to the home, black families more accepting IVM: new type of fertilization where egg is extracted at an earlier state and left to grow in a petri dish, then fertilized Men’s Fertility The reality of parenthood and reproduction generally hits men later; they check in with doctors much less frequently than women w regards to reproductive care and so don’t think about it as intensely Similarly, less is known; we hadn’t really assessed the reproductive health of men who served during the Vietnam War and still haven’t assessed that of their offspring ? sperm isn’t valued as much as eggs are despite them being equally important 40% of couples’ infertility is the male’s fault, but can also be caused by other factors such as excessive usage of painkillers, having a high BMI, as well as some other meds
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Final Exam Notes The age of the father is very important ? increased paternal age (40+) has been correlated with 20-30% of all cases of autism and schizophrenia in children “Baby Thief: Untold Stories of Georgia Tam” Pretending to be a social worker, Georgia Tam would take babies form mothers. Her justification was that she was helping them by putting them in higher income two-parent households The adoption triangle consists of the Adoptive parents at the peak, with the baby and birth mother at the bottom two points, signifying different levels of power. The adoptive parents have the most power, with the birth mother being financially and politically more fragile “Orphan Trains”: (1854-1959) Kids living on the street were put onto trains and sent to the
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