Adoption: The Selfless Choice Essay

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“Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended. About four in ten of these are terminated by abortion” (guttmacher). Abortion should not be a first option and quick decision when an unwanted pregnancy happens. Abortion should barely be used unless there are dire circumstances involved. There are a lot of people that want more than anything to be able to adopt a baby and have the baby as their own. Adoption should be chosen in situations where the parent cannot take care of the child and when the child is unwanted. More people should look at adoption as a first choice instead of abortion because it is the best way to give your child a chance at life. Adoption is a great option for unwanted pregnancies and people that are …show more content…
These people should not abortion when they are perfectly capable of carrying the baby full term and then they can give the baby to someone else that can give the baby a life it deserves. If birth parents choose adoption from pregnancy it can help with the amount of children in foster care and in orphanages in the US. According to the Intercountry Adoption website over two hundred thousand children are adopted from other countries. Imagine if all those children were adopted in America we would have that many less children in foster care and orphanages. A lot of children end up in foster care and orphanages because the birth parents of these children try to take care of them and they cannot so they end up in bad situations where they have to be taken away from the home. If the birth parents had chosen from birth to give the child up for adoption then they would not have suffered and had a difficult life. It is harder for parents that want to adopt to look at children and choose which one like they are meat in a grocery store, but it makes it even harder for them to choose a child that has been through some bad things and try to fix them or at the least make them comfortable. It would give children a better chance at a better life if they did choose adoption instead of a life of struggling. Birth parents can set their children up

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