Thursday, July 22, 2010
Adoption Question #7 Shouldn't children be raised in their own culture?
It is my opinion that children should absolutely be raised in their own culture when at all possible. Sometimes however there is no place in a culture for orphans, and therefore the children end up raising themselves on the streets as beggars, drug addicts and prostitutes. Some cultures send their handicapped children to institutions where many die because of the poor conditions. While I most certainly believe in the importance of culture, I believe family trumps culture, and therefore as a last resort for children with no family and no chance of being adopted domestically, I support international adoption. I think it is important for adoptive parents to maintain their adopted children's culture as best as they can.