A Framework for Thinking Ethically an excellent article that describes the many different types of ethics and well worth reading and then thinking about which of the 5 Sources of Ethical Standards you most often apply in your life. A teaser to the article below.
What is Ethics
Simply stated, ethics refers to standards of behavior that tell us how human beings ought to act in the many situations in which they find themselves-as friends, parents, children, citizens, businesspeople, teachers, professionals, and so on.
It is helpful to identify what ethics is NOT:
It then discusses what ethics isn’t and then goes to the 5 different thought processes or approaches to Ethics. Fascinating read – I hope you enjoy it. Something all prospective parents should read, understand, and apply to the adoption process instead of naively believing there is no corruption in adoption because their agency told them so.
PEAR posted a DOS Adoption Notice: Ethiopia – More Orphanage Closures Announced which is an updated list that now has more than 2 dozen closures.
My question to anyone who knows – are these orphanages true orphanages based on our western understanding, or are they simply part of fulfilling the requirements for adoption referrals for international adoptions under Ethiopian Law and as such simply part of the pipeline?
Thanks Henry for commenting and reminding me to post a link to Nepal — Paper Orphans documentary posted on the web: Terrific documentary on the Bal Mandir kidnappings. By the Swiss INGO — Terre des Hommes.
Amanda at Declassified Adoptee has a thoughtful post her recent Adoptee Rights Presentation and then on the different responses she got to her photo post that came out of seeing the Occupy Pittsburg protest on her way home. Yesterday’s Photo: a Response to Some Responses It made me sad to realize that most likely the negative responses came from those who should be standing alongside fighting for our rights.
Another thoughtful post from Insert Bad Movie Title Here on how words impact us. The B Word
Malinda at Adoption Talk has posted about an article that reminds me that self-deception is alive and well in adoption land. “Children choose their parents”