Do you think it is important for parents wishing to adopt a child find out about the genetic makeup of the child? Why or Why not?
After reading Avery's post it made me think about the fact that birth parents have at least some knowledge of genetics before they have a child so apdoptive parents should have the same right. My earlier post I was thinking more along the line of there is no real good prenatal test for genetics for a birth parent so they didn't have any more information than the adoptive parents. After reading what Avery had to say, it has occured to me that birth parents do have the advantage of knowing the family history. They would know if depression or other types of disorders have run in the family and maybe they would choose not to have children. Adoptive parents don't have the previous knowledge so they maybe should have access to genetic records before deciding to adopt.
This is a very controversial issue when it comes to adoption, especially when we are talking about disorders the child may be predisposed to having. I can also see both sides of the issue. Having knowledge as to whether you are equipped to deal with a child's disorders before adoption would be helpful but the other side of that is if you have a child naturally you don't have the option to tell if they are going to have an issue later in life.