Adoption refers to taking a child as one’s own and assuming all rights and responsibilities of the parenthood for the child. 

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
It is to take another child as one’s own.
Adoption provides orphans with the opportunity of belonging to a family. Adopted children may not ragard the adopting parents as their natural parents.
It is to assume all rights and responsibilities of the parenthood.
Adoption provides the adopters with the opportunity of parenthood. Adopting parents may not treat the adopted children as they would have treated their own.

Competing Views...

Adoption can also be an alternative of abortion for an unwanted pregnancy. In this case, adoption gives the little baby the opportunity to be born, and to belong to a family with parents whose background is well checked.
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Mother Teresa: "Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.", Chalika and Le Joly, 1996, p. 47

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