especially the language used by this adoptive parent.
Monday, January 1, 2007; Page A12
Having adopted our daughter from China five years ago, I read with interest David Nicholson’s Dec. 24 op-ed column, "Why Doesn’t White Adopt Black?" I cannot speak for others, but allow me to explain some reasons for our foreign adoption.
In the domestic arena, there is a dominant trend toward open adoption, in which birth parents have continued access to adopted children. Merits (or lack thereof) notwithstanding, we viewed this arrangement as 18 years of potential extortion, especially given court cases in which the adoption was reversed after the birth parents changed their minds and sued for reestablishment of parental rights. Foreign adoptions have no such worry . . .