In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: Adoption. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|heredity||the natural process by which physical and mental qualities are passed from a parent to a child
e.g. Heredity plays no part in the disease.
|biological or birth parents||the parents of a child when the child is born : mother who gave birth to a child who has been adopted|
|put up for adoption||the process of arranging adoption for a child|
|adoption agency||professional agencies that connect adoptee and adoptive parents|
|adoptive parents||a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child. adopter|
|adoptee||a person who was adopted as a child|
|guardian||someone who takes care of another person or of another person’s property
e.g. After the death of her parents, her uncle was appointed as her legal guardian.
|consent form||document that states agreement of certain condition (in this case, adoption)
e.g. Both birth and adoptive parents need to sign the consent form.
|miscarriage||a condition in which a pregnancy ends too early and does not result in the birth of a live baby
e.g. She had a miscarriage.
e.g. a woman who has suffered/had multiple miscarriages
|open adoption||an adoption in which the people who become the legal parents of a child meet the child’s biological parents|
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.
- What is adoption?
- Do you know of anyone who was adopted as a child? What do you think of their situation?
- Have you heard of anyone who adopted a child? What do you think of their choice?
- What are some of the reasons people choose to adopt?
- What is the difference between domestic and international adoption? Which one do you prefer?
- What are the views on adoption in your country?
- Would you want to adopt a boy or a girl? Why or why not?
- Do you think brothers and sisters should be separated in adoptions? Why or why not?
- Are adoptions common in your country? If not, what is the reason they are not common?
- Should families with birth children also adopt? Why or why not?