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Should Mentally Retarded People Be Allowed to Raise Children?

 

            Mentally retarded people face constant scrutiny regarding their decisions: from how they take care of themselves, to their capacity to have a job, and their ability to raise a child.  Whether this scrutiny is justifiable or not is debatable, especially as many more mentally retarded people choose to get married and have children.

According to Kaatz, (1992) mental retardation is defined as “significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning with deficits in adaptive behavior, which is manifested during the developmental period” (210).   Just as the population as a whole, mentally retarded parents are “any class, culture, or color, although racial and ethnic minorities and persons from lower socioeconomic strata are more likely than others to be classified as mentally retarded” (Hayman, 1990).

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