$40,000 for a child? Waiting 5 years to bring a healthy one home? Why is this? Aren’t all children just that? Children?
Below, I show you some of the reasons this is. Some are due to demand. Others are due to need. Some are preference. All in all, some are good reasons. Some are not. Others are being changed to become more fair and legit. As with any large system that deals with children (public school, medical care) there are pros and cons to the entire thing.
If you’re thinking about adopting or know someone who is, I encourage you to read and share this. Maybe it will change minds on how we can be an influence in the broken parts, while standing firm in the things that are beneficial to children in this.
After all, when it comes down to adoption, it’s about what is best for that child. That’s all it really should be about. After all, most of these children don’t have a choice in where they ended up in their own country, or who they end up with in another. The process should respect that and take great care that their needs are met first. Not ours as adults.
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and their families’ Korean adoption on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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