silence breeds impunity…

03 Aug

I am hoping every single person who reads this blog and even those AP’s who silently read this blog will stand up in support of David at Fleas Biting.  We all need to work together to get people talking. 

Talking creates pressure on the adoption system to get their act together and either do it in an ethical, transparent, honest manner, or hit the road.

Money is the root of all evil, especially in adoption.

Intercountry Adoption Accountability Project (Part II—Comment and Response)


Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Adoption, Ethics


3 responses to “silence breeds impunity…

  1. cb

    August 4, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Good article. I like the analogy with air traffic controllers.

    Also in regards to this: “Orphanages in many nations are a kind of boarding school and social safety net for the poor.”, even in countries like the UK even as recently as the early 60s they were used like that. I remember in 7-Up, Michael Apted’s documentary where he goes back every 7 years, that 2 of the boys lived in orphanages but weren’t orphans (the father of one of them evnetually took him out of the orphanage and to Australia) and suspect it is not dissimilar for many families today.

    Btw, this is just me being a uptight secretary and being pedantic but the saying is actually “The love of money is the root of all evil”


  2. Sarah

    August 5, 2011 at 3:26 am

    You had a video a while back about Guatemalan adoptions and there was a man on there that talked about his daughters adopted from India and how they found out they had been basically stolen for adoption. Is this blogger that same man?

    I also don’t get the ‘kill the messenger’ mentality. I really liked David’s response.


  3. The adopted ones

    August 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Sarah – yes it is the same David Smolin. I just reposted the post from May 2011 which also includes a link to his published work, not just Fleas Biting.



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