I have deep concerns on this concept, and have since I first read about it. It would be one thing if all expectant mothers who went to a specific agency for help were entitled to apply for the scholarship, regardless if they chose adoption or parenting. The concern I see is that the requirement to apply for the scholarship is that you had to have chosen, and placed, your baby for adoption.
The only saving grace I see is – getting the scholarship is not guaranteed – at least that is what is provided in the FAQ’s, but I don’t see any transparency where they offer details about how many applications they received vs. how many were granted each year. Without that minimal level of transparency, then it seems wrong.
What do you think? What am I missing, or am I right to feel this crosses the line? Can we have a civil discussion about this? I’m not linking to any site here – you should be able to google and come up with agencies that offer this if you need more info, or, we can just discuss the concept – at what point does it cross the line for you, what makes it acceptable, and why.