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Should Single Individuals be Allowed to Adopt There are some conflicts concerning whether or not single individuals are capable to adopt This paper discusses why singles have the need to adopt It also discusses some issues they may encounter when considering adoption In addition provided is my personal opinion as to why I believe single parents should be able to adopt The desire to raise a family and nurture a child is common among both married couples and singles Single individuals may wish to adopt a child in order to fulfill their need to nurture They may feel as though their life may be incomplete and therefore consider adopting a child One single commented I had a stable job and could give a child many benefits Aboutcom 2000 Children are placed in orphan homes due to various reasons Such reasons may include abuse abandonment neglect homelessness or death There is an extremely high amount of children who are in need of a stable home For example in 1998 there were 42000 children in the New York City foster care Of those 42000 6500 children had parental rights terminated and were in pre-adoptive placements Five hundred of those children had rights completely terminated and were in the need of a home Approximately 8000 children were expected to have their parental rights terminated Therefore they would become eligible to be put up for adoption Many single individuals have an awareness that these children have needs and feel that they can provide a better life for them A teacher commented Because I continually saw children in my special education classes who live in institutions or went from foster home to foster home I decided that even as a single parent I could do more for a child Aboutcom 2000 Aboutcom 2000 Feeney 1998 There are many conflicts that singles face when they decide that they wish to adopt a child These conflicts arise within their personal environment as
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