Adoption can be hard and ugly for fathers and their families who want nothing to do with domestic infant adoption. Those fathers and their families are struggling with the loss of a family member to adoption, an adoption that is not wanted, desired, or needed. The same fathers who face expensive up-hill legal battles to parent their own child in a system that can take years for any resolution.
Category Archives: Ethics
Please go to Rileys in Uganda link below and read the Q&A post with David Smolin It’s about his session with Jedd Meddefind at CAFO conference.
Beautiful post on #BuildFamiliesNotBoxes and the movie The Drop Box. The way she writes is amazing. She shows there are more options, work to be done, and the impact on the children by just accepting the status quo. This quote from the article clearly sums it up: “adoption is far more complicated than a drop-off”. Take the time to read it.
Build Families Not Baby Boxes by Melanie Springer Mock
Have a good week…
I’m going to attempt this post to get people to dig deep and think seriously about this topic, and then consider speaking to your adoption service providers about it whether they are lawyers, agencies, facilitator, or whoever else I missed. Gauge their reaction and ask yourself whether they are truly in it to help, or something else.
A comment was left here yesterday, that I declined to approve. On the scale of some comments I have seen, it wasn’t the worst by any means. It was though, derogatory to an entire segment of people in adoption, no exceptions, painting all with the same brush. There is nothing to be gained by such comments except a further widening of the chasm between groups. We can choose to come together, and agree to disagree on some points, and then, focus on points we do agree with… Read the rest of this entry »