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Emilyand Michael Consider Adoption

Summary

Emilyand Michael were unable to conceive naturally. Therefore, theydecided to pursue in vitro fertilization. Despite the significantoutlay of resources, the couple was unsuccessful after two attempts.Advancing age forced them to consider adopting a child from an agency(para.1). Their attorney proceeded to link them with a reputablesocial worker with extensive experience in such processes.Consequently, Emily and Michael decided to meet with a pregnantwoman, who had agreed to release her newborn infant for adoption.Notably, the lady desired to maintain a connection to her babythroughout his life (para.2).

Questions

Inevitably,I would be mortified at the prospect of having an open adoption.Constant communication with the birth mother would undermine theparent’s authority. Furthermore, she may feel the urge to dictatehow the child ought to be raised. The circumstances of the birthmother may also change such that she could support the child(para.1). In many instances, such women place an emotional plea fortheir infants when they become inundated with sorrow and regret. Whenadopted children grow older, they may learn of their birth parents.Hence, the latter would be emotionally devastated to know that theywere given up for adoption. Some children may suffer from lowself-esteem as they contemplate their self-worth. Therefore, openadoption would create far-reaching challenges for the biologicalmother, adoptive parents, and the child.

Nevertheless,if an adoption occurs, I would prefer the woman to have minimalinvolvement with the child. In fact, physical interactions would beprohibited to avoid fostering the emotional connection between thebiological parent and her baby. The mother would only receivebi-annual updates on the child’s wellbeing. Occasionally, I wouldsend some photographs.

While meeting with the pregnant woman, Iwould ask her several questions before agreeing to adopt her baby.For instance, I would inquire about the biological father and whetherhe would not want to have future interactions with the child. I wouldalso ask why she had decided to give her child up for adoption(para.1). Moreover, I would inquire about her family background toidentify whether the baby was likely to inherit genetic diseases(para.1). Additionally, I would ask how the mother coped during herpregnancy in terms of nutrition and living conditions (para.1). Admittedly, some answers would dissuade me from further considerationof adoption. For example, I would discontinue the discussions if shementioned that the biological father was contesting her decision.Besides, my interest would subside if the mother acknowledged thatshe had mild doubts about giving up her child for adoption. In manycases, such women are burdened with guilt owing to their decision. Iwould also quell my interest if her family members were prone togenetic diseases. Living under unsanitary conditions with minimalfood resources would expose the infant to numerous health risks.Therefore, I would look for another woman to evaluate whether I mayget better responses.

PersonalReaction

Adoptionis a complicated process that brings together people battlingdifficult circumstances. For instance, the biological mother hasminimal resources or interest to raise her child. On the other hand,the adoptive couple customarily lacks the ability to conceive usingnatural means. Notwithstanding, both parties need to consider theirsituation before proceeding with discussions. In particular, themother must be ready and willing to give up the natural rights to herchild. Similarly, the adoptive couple must be prepared to love andraise the infant as if it were their own. Considering thesecircumstances, Emily and Michael should decline the mother’srequest to maintain life-long connections to her child.

Reference

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CaseStudy on Evaluationof a Marketing Campaign

Fromthe case study, the initial marketing plan conducted targeting menaged about 45 years and above involved sending direct letters to thehouseholds. Other methods employed were print ads, published in thelocal newspaper in the sports and financial columns. The other methodused to target this group was social media sites with a highpotential of reaching vast scores of the target group (Westwood,2013).Some of the sites included Facebook, where they used boosted postsand other pay-per-click advertisements. After building the awareness,the team decided to initiate their program. During this initiative,the team would conduct free health screening for the patients andhold educational learning programs for the community members. Theseefforts would enhance the team’s ability to make an impact in thecommunity. The first marketing initiative was not as effective as theteam expected. Very few individuals attended the classes andscreening while there was no raise in the appointments made forprostate cancer. The social media advertisements were also asdisappointing as the other initiatives. Very few activities wereobserved in the sites, which was disappointing for the team.

Duringthe initial assessment, the team thought that they were using theright type of marketing tools that would help them to reach thetarget group. However, they had not analyzed some factors such as theflow of information and the decision-making mechanisms in thissociety. After initiating the marketing techniques, the team shouldhave determined what indicators could be associated with the successof the project (Armstrong,Adam, Denize &amp Kotler, 2014).By employing several evaluation tools, the process of identifying theindicators of success should have been an easy one (Sun,Sheng &amp Liu, 2014).These tools would assist the team to analyze and report the progressof their marketing efforts and initiatives. Evaluation mechanismhelps the researchers to keep track of the performance of a projectwhile indicating the outcomes that are essential for takingcorrective action for the strategies or for an addition ofreinforcing features (Castellanos,Guerri &amp Arce, 2015).

Afterdetermining the indicators of project success, it is important todevelop some measures that aid in achieving long-term effects of theproject and maximizing the results of the project. Some of the usefulevaluation techniques for the marketing plan would have been ageneral analysis of the expected number of participants in the targetgroup (Simmons&amp Lehmann, 2013).This data can be obtained from evaluating the available medicalrecords that would have assisted to determine the possible number ofpeople suffering from the condition than making just mereassumptions. Another evaluation method is the observation of thebehavior of the patients who had gone through the treatment therapy(Kotler,Burton, Deans, Brown &amp Armstrong, 2015).It means evaluating how open the patients were at disclosing theirmatters. If the patients exhibited difficulty in expressing theirproblems, it means that the team would have to use a marketing methodthat is convincing enough and one that can observe the sensitivity ofthe matter.

Beforedeveloping any marketing initiative, it is important to evaluate thecharacter traits of the target population as well as the generalperception of the group on the matter one wishes to deliver (Chong,2012).It would assist to design the most appropriate solutions to themarketing initiatives. It is important to identify some indicatorsthat one may use to evaluate the success of the marketing techniquesas just anticipating for good results may bring about disappointmentin the end (Castellanos,Guerri &amp Arce, 2015).A continuous assessment of the progress of the methods would assistto identify several niches in the process as well as assist inidentifying potential areas to make adjustments (Sun,Sheng &amp Liu, 2014).

Conductinga survey of the users of the program is essential in determining thebest methods that would reach them and prompt their responseeffectively (Simmons&amp Lehmann, 2013).Surveys are easy to use especially now with technologicaladvancements one can administer online and mobile surveys which arecost effective. The model depends on the context and the demographicnature of the target group (Westwood,2013).Surveys can be developed in less time and can facilitate thecollection of a broad set of data such as opinion and attitudes thatare essential in developing an efficient marketing plan (Simmons&amp Lehmann, 2013).If the respondents are not entirely aware of the purpose of thestudy, then they mail fail to give sufficient information and itcould lead to biased findings that would mislead the research. It isalso important to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the proposedmethods of marketing. It would assist to determine how effective themethods may be at achieving the desired results (Castellanos,Guerri &amp Arce, 2015).This approach would help to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses ofthe techniques used but it may have some shortcomings such as somecosts and benefits cannot be quantified. The assessment of theeffectiveness of the marketing plan should be carried out on aregular basis and if possible on a daily basis (Simmons&amp Lehmann, 2013).

Itis important to use more than one evaluation to limit the possibilityof the assessment tool bias (Kotler,Burton, Deans, Brown &amp Armstrong, 2015).Analyzing the nature of the target population as well as theeffectiveness of the assessment tool is essential for developing anefficient marketing plan. The best method of presenting the resultsof this analysis is the use of pie charts. This technique is usefulas it would assist to rate the number of respondents under differentcategories as well as assist in evaluating the general performance ofthe marketing tool against the specified standards (Simmons&amp Lehmann, 2013).

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Chong,R. (2012). Towards Better Evaluation Tools.&nbspJournalOf Novel Physiotherapies,&nbsp02(07).http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2165-7025.1000e125

Kotler,P., Burton, S., Deans, K., Brown, L., &amp Armstrong, G.(2015).Marketing.Pearson Higher Education AU.

Simmons,C. &amp Lehmann, P. (2013).&nbspToolsfor strengths-based assessment and evaluation.New York: Springer.

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