Adoption Made Easy
Adoption is when the birth parents of a child sever all legal ties to their child, and the parental
rights are legally given over to the new adoptive family, who are strangers.
Apart from adopting a child from your own country, intercountry adoption is also available as
there are also many children from international countries who need a family.
In the UK and the USA, children are usually given up for adoption because they have been
mistreated; other reasons are due to teenage pregnancy, or because the birth parents are no
longer able to look after the child, or they have given up the child because it isn’t the right sex, it
has some form of disability, or because they simply don’t want a child.
There are many different reasons for wanting to adopt – if couples are unable to conceive, if they
want to help others by adopting, and now there are same-sex couples who prefer to adopt.
The adoption process varies from one country to another. The ethics for eligibility can differ in
each country which can include the age limit, the requirements for same-sex adoption couples,
and whether a single person is able to adopt.