“E” is for Ethics…
2.(functioning as plural) a social, religious, or civil code of behaviour considered correct, esp that of a particular group, profession, or individual
3.(functioning as plural) the moral fitness of a decision, course of action, etc. he doubted the ethics of their verdict
I think a lot of the problems in adoption could be solved if one would stop and ask, if I was in the opposite position – how would I wish to be treated.
…..have I talked to other adoptive parents with ethics to learn what is right and wrong in adoption?
…..have I researched and learned with an open mind both the positives and negatives in adoption?
…..if I am not sure about open adoption, will I agree anyway so the mother surrenders?
…..will I be able to keep these promises or do I need to take the time to think through the implications?
…..will I be strong enough to say no to unethical behavior even if it means I don’t get a baby?
…..does this child really need to be adopted when the mothers problems are only temporary?
…..if I see the mother being manipulated will I speak up and have her back regardless of the outcome?
Ethical behavior makes a person great. My dad lived his life ethically, morally and mindfull. He would rather help than turn away or take. He would rather walk away than make a dishonest dollar. He never lied or use manipulation to come out on top.
This post is dedicated to my dad.