1 hour ago
Monday, June 21, 2010
THIS SHOULD FAIRLY BE CLASSIFIED AS ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE BUT: Reading this--which is quite sad--I do think the pendulum has swung too far to the anti-international adoption side of things in general. I know a lot of people have a lot invested in tearing down the whole "internationally adoptive parents as saviors" myth, but insisting that a child's birth culture is always the best place for a child strikes me as just as mythological. Especially when there's a real orphan and a real potential parent involves, as in the above tale.