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3 Reasons Why International Adoption is a Difficult Process

There are many rich people who can afford to adopt a child from a poor country and give them a new life. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has done it and many other rich people are doing it as well. Often times she was seen with her husband Brad Pitt riding around HCMC on the back of a rented Tigit Motorbike. International adoption is a good way to reduce the number of orphans in the world; however, the process is very challenging. These are the following difficulties that people face with adopting a child from another country.

 

1. High cost of agency and travel

It costs a lot of money to adopt a child from another country. You need to pay the agency a lot of money. You need to pay the travel cost for yourself and also the child you are adopting. You might also have to stay in the foreign country for several days to complete the whole adoption process. The process of obtaining a visa for the child can be complicated as well.

2. Corruption and fraud

In the poor countries like Ethiopia, there are lots of corruptions. The orphan children who really need help may have to wait for a long time to get a new family due to corruption. Sometimes, they can never meet their second family. Sometimes, false adoption documents are created and the children are given to a bad family who treats the children harshly and uses them for business or their own purpose.

3. The family adopting the children later gives up

Many families in the U.S. or other rich countries give up the responsibilities of these children after some time. They often give them away to other families over the Internet and in some cases get money from the swapping. Sometimes these parents kick them out from the house or simply send them to jail by bringing false accusations against them.

If the process of international adoption can be supervised properly, then it can help to lower the number of orphan children in the world. There are many families in the developed countries who can afford to adopt children. By giving these children love and happiness we can make this a wonderful world for everyone.

3 Ways you can Help Orphans Around the World

Children around the world are suffering from poverty, violence, disease, etc. Many of these children are orphan and live in a country where the government doesn’t provide any support for their upbringing. You will find them on the streets begging or getting involved in illegal activities for money. We, who are fortunate enough to lead a normal life, should help these children and make their lives better. Here are some ways you can create a difference to their lives.

 

Make donation

There are many non-profit organizations that work for orphans. They operate in under developed countries in Asia, Africa, and other continents as well. You can make a donation to these organizations so that your money is used in educating, feeding or giving shelter to the orphan children.

Provide financial support to orphan graduate program

Most non-profit organizations work for school going children or pre-school children. There are few organizations that come up with graduate programs for teenagers so that they can do something meaningful in their life. The orphans get to learn various life skills like cooking, or other skills that you help them earn money and become independent. This way they won’t get involved any kind of criminal activities like prostitution or taking drugs. You can give financial support to these organizations. You can also give suggestions on what skills they can learn, and do some volunteer work as well.

Host orphan yourself

You can host an orphan in your home and let him or her be part of your family. This way the orphan will not only get his or her necessities like food and shelter, the orphan will also get the love of a family.

Every person has a responsibility towards the society. We should contribute to making this society a better place for everybody. By taking one of these steps in helping an orphan, we can make our society livable for everyone.

Top 4 Reasons Why We Have Orphan Crisis in the World

Orphan crisis is affecting millions of children in the world now. It is sometimes a wonder, how we reached such state. There are many reasons for it, but the most important ones are mentioned below.

Poverty

If you are living in a developed country, you might not have a picture in mind of what poverty looks like. It can be surprising, but the fact is that billions of people in the world are living in poverty. These people earn as little as $1.25 per day which is insufficient to cover costs of shelter, food and raising children. So, children become an orphan as they are abandoned by their parents because of poverty.

Corruption

There is some level of corruption in every country. Children are being trafficked elsewhere and they are tortured. They are not given enough food or proper shelter. Domestic unrest also causes these children not to receive the daily necessities of life.

 

HIV or AIDS

The number of people with HIV virus or AIDS is increasing. For this reason, many parents die young leaving behind their children. This largely contributes to the increased number of orphan children.

Complicated adoption process

In many countries, adoption is a very complicated process. Many people cannot adopt because of the high cost of adoption. There are also many formalities that they have to meet. This makes it difficult to adopt an orphan child.

Some government offers adoption grants which help in the adoption process. The government is also taking steps to make people aware of the HIV and AIDS and reduce the cases of this disease. Many non-profit organizations are helping orphan children to give them a good life.