Posts Tagged ‘international adoption’

“The Lie We Love”, Part 1

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2008 at 12:37 am

The current issue of Foreign Policy has an article on corruption in international adoptions that I just stumbled upon. (See also: the accompanying photo-essay, and the original research from Brandeis University’s Gender & Justice Project, especially this graph.)

I haven’t read it yet, so I’ll just quote the summary from the FP blog:

“The piece is an exploration of the dark side of global adoption and the myth that millions of healthy babies are waiting for adoption in the developing world. Too often, Graff argues, these infants are ‘manufactured’ to meet Western demand.”

I plan to read the article this weekend and post some thoughts on it here. If you get a chance to look at it, I would love to know your thoughts. I would like to encourage international and domestic adoption among families at the church where I work, so I will be interested to see if this changes my thinking. More to come…