A New Way to Think About International Adoptions
In her recent article, “The Trouble with the Christian Adoption Movement”, Kathryn Joyce discusses unintentional harm that has been caused on hundreds, if not thousands, of children wrongfully categorized as orphans. I think this is a valuable critique that should be humbling considered by advocates of international adoption around the world. Read the article below and then share your thoughts with us…
“In 2009 a Tennessee couple made a life-changing decision. As devout Christians, they decided to open their home to an orphaned girl from Ethiopia, whom they were told had been abandoned. They knew enough from fellow adoptive parents to expect that the process would be long and hard, but as they were waiting for their application to go through, something unexpected happened. A number of Ethiopian staff at their adoption agency were arrested for transporting children to a different region of the country where they could claim the children had been abandoned.” Read More
What do you think about Joyce’s article? Share your comments below.