I spoke with a concerned adoptive father regarding sections 249 and 259 of the amendment bill for the Children’s Act of 2005, which will ban fees related to the adoptive process. He shared with me the moving story of how he and his wife came to adopt their daughter. The young girl’s biological mother had an unplanned pregnancy, and in an act of love and pure selflessness chose to have her adopted so that she could enjoy the best possible life. Understanding the tremendous sacrifice of the biological mother, the new adoptive parents have opted to share photos and updates of the child with the biological mother through a social worker. Additionally, the young girl will be able to meet her biological mother once she turns 18 if she chooses to. I was then curious about the intercultural aspect of the adoption and asked him whether he is taking any measures to educate his daughter on her heritage? He explained that he and his wife are studying the biological mother’s culture and language...

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