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How Much Do You Know About Adoption?

Test your adoption fact skills!

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  1. How many adoptions of infants take place each year in the whole state of Oregon?

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    Less than 50
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    50 - 100
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    500 - 1000
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    More than 1000
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    50 - 100

    There are about 80-90 adoptions each year.

  2. What is the main reason there aren't more adoptions taking place each year?

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    There aren't enough families willing to adopt children that aren't biologically related
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    Many birth mothers are reluctant to place their baby for adoption
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    The process is too expensive
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    All of the above
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    Many birth mothers are reluctant to place their baby for adoption

    While adoption is expensive, that is not a factor keeping adoptive couples away. Essentially every infant who needs to be adopted finds a willing and qualified family to provide a loving home.

  3. True/False: Once a birth mother places her child for adoption, she is legally bound to have no contact with the child until the child turns 18

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    True
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    False
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    False

    Open adoption allows the birth couple and the adoptive couple both to have a relationship with the child, and a relationship with one another, throughout the child's life

  4. According to a professional with 20 years of experience in adoptions through Catholic Charities, how many adoptions would take place in Oregon each year if every family waiting to adopt received a child?

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    100 - 200
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    200 - 300
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    300 - 400
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    400 - 500
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    Over 500
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    Over 500

    While only 80-90 babies are placed for adoption each year in Oregon, there are many more qualified and ready families wanting to adopt

  5. What is the cost for the birth couple to place their child for adoption?

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    $0
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    Around $1000
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    Around $5000
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    Around $10,000
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    $0

    There is no monetary cost involved for the birth couple. The adopting couple assumes all of the cost for the process

  6. Adoption is an expensive process. It costs the adopting family $20,000-30,000. According to our adoption professional, what is the single biggest part of that expense?

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    Legal fees
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    Social workers who work with both the birth couple and the adoptive couple
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    Medical fees
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    Profits for the adoption agency
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    Social workers who work with both the birth couple and the adoptive couple

    Social workers spend a lot of time making sure that the adoptive couple is going to provide a safe, loving home and that the birth couple is making the right choice for their child

  7. True/False: Birth mothers who place their children for adoption often face a lot of criticism from others

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    True
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    False
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    True

    This is the unfortunate reality in our society. We at Voice for Life want to help change that culture so that birth moms who choose adoption for their children are honored and respected for the selfless, loving choice they're making for their child

  8. What fraction of unplanned pregnancies result in the birth mom placing her child for adoption?

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    1/10
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    1/50
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    1/100
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    1/200
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    1/200

    Again, this is choice that many women are reluctant to make, perhaps in part because of the criticism they might face. And this is why a cultural change is so necessary. Many women facing difficult, unplanned pregnancies could place their child for adoption into a loving family, and they could continue to have a relationship with their child and the adoptive family through open adoption

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