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I don't really consider these cases to be disrupted adoptions. They are human trafficking, straight up.
These segments and articles drove me crazy too! Ugh! I am having a hard time finding words to express how I feel but I'll try.1- Rehoming may be necessary in some situations. I hope all adoptive parents have to go through a fair deal of education. And those with higher risk of FAS and RAD need even more intensive education and training. I just hope this happens regularly.2- That said, these are not stories that promote adoption but rather foster stereotypes that make it hard for our children (and us!) Why does every news story featuring adoption need to play up to stereotypes and drama?3- It irritates me the distinction reporters made between the love and care of bio kids vs adoptive kids. On NBC, the reporter said that had the girl been a bio child the parents don't have a choice but to cope. That's not true.. there are bio children that end up in foster care when situations are so intense parents can't parent. Don't act like these are things that can only happen in an adoptive family.
Rachel Sonnier said:
I always try to educate people about why all of the hoops that adoptive families have to jump through are really a good thing, and then there are people out there just dropping their kids off with strangers that they met online??? That any parent, adoptive or bio, would do something like what is being described in this story is absolutely terrifying.