This makes me very mad for all families who have chosen adoption. I responded to this article and suggest you do so too. Here is my response:
"Foreign orphans better than ours
Are you for real? How many US children have you adopted or for that matter fostered? Do you realize the foster care system has a primary goal of reunification with bio families which makes adoption very next to impossible or in the very least extremely iffy? Do you know that the foster care system will spend more time trying to fix the bio families in order to place a child back with that family even when the bio family doesn’t wish to change? Do you realize that US adoption is completely handled differently in every state or by each individual agency?
Have you ever considered that your erroneous presumption in this statement “I mean, if it's wrong for people to cross our borders to take our jobs, shouldn't it be wrong for our people to cross our borders to buy someone else's children?” harms all children in adoption or foster care systems and demeans the adoptive families that you criticize? Children are not for sale, not here, not in foreign countries. Processes cost money, agencies charge money, lawyers charge money, the US government charges money all as a part of the process to adopt, and it is all for paperwork, not to buy someone else’s child.
Maybe you should adopt several children of your own. Maybe you should not be so quick to judge other families’ decisions to go out of the country to adopt. Maybe you should work harder to place foster kids and see what the system has created that prevents families from adopting. Your words are hateful, racist and totally and blatantly ignorant. Maybe next time before writing such bothersome articles you will interview families who have adopted domestically, internationally or from foster care to get a grasp of the reasons families choose to adopt in the first place.
An international adoptive single parent"