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Adoption

On the news & on the Guardian website, I saw an article that adoption rules will change slightly in order to make it easier for adults to adopt children of a different race.

Finally.

I always thought it was outragous that you could only adopt a child of the same race as yourself.
I want to adopt when I’m older because I believe the world is already over populated, so why should I bring a new child into this world when there are children already, that need homes?

Race is not important. When a child is 5 years old, the won’t care if you are a different colour to them.
If the reason it is hard is because the child will know that they are adopted, wouldn’t it make them stronger? Wouldn’t they love you more because you decided to  take them in & that is the most selfless thing anybody can do? Then maybe they will adopt when they are older and give another child opportunites that orphans don’t get?

A black child is 3 times less likely to get adopted than a white child. And that isn’t because people don’t want black children, it is because there are more white families that consider and fulfill adoption than black families & they can’t adopt a child from another race.

So apparently it is better for Black children not to get adopted instead of being adopted by parents of a different race because they will feel ‘out placed’. No family? Ask questions? I know what I’d prefer.

I really hope this change happens soon because it is something that should have always been possible.

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Woo! pt. 2

This is the piece I spoke about in my last post ‘Woo’. It is a news piece but I was not at the scene, It is based on the demonstration that happened in Athens recently. I saw a video of what was happening in Athens and then wrote this piece in the ‘New Journalism’ style.

 

Burning. My eyes are burning, why? The smell of tear gas and pepper spray hits my nose and it is all made clear. Citizens around me are screaming ‘My eyes’. I look around and in the background I can make out a red figure on the floor with approximately five dark figures standing above. Kicking? It is dark as night has hit, but kicking is confirmed as I see a foot draw back and slam into the red figures torso.

As my vision clears, I recognise Police uniforms, black with white writing, with shields and bats, standing around a young man wearing a red jumper. This is all happening just foot-steps in-front of me as I am rubbing my eyes. Fireworks and rocks are being thrown at the Police Officers who captured the citizen in red. Police are now carrying the red jumper wearing citizen, just to dump him on a side street. The streets of Athens are still crowded with protesters and police.

 

That is all I got to write. Let me know what you think about this style of Journalism.