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An african american adopted child Adoption should always be about child welfare first, but there are questions about ways in which the system has been susceptible to influence by money or adults who aren’t placing children first. Articles in this section address ethical concerns voiced by members of the adoption triad as well as systemic and practice issues that raise questions about how adoption professionals ethically serve adopted children, birth parents, and adoptive parents.

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Ethics of Adoption Videos

Appropriate Terminology to use when Discussing Adoption

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Responding to Intrusive Questions from Strangers

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Secrecy Versus Privacy when Talking about Adoption

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Infertility & Adoption: Parents' Needs vs. the Child's Needs

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Think Race Doesn't Matter Then Why the Difference in Adoption Fees Based on the Child's Race?

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