Mother Jones: “International Adoption, It’s a One-Way Dialogue”

A new Op/Ed Piece in Mother Jones about the New York Time’s "Relative Choices" blog by Elizabeth Larson is now on their web site.

In "International Adoption, It’s a One-Way Dialogue" Elizabeth writes,

I think when it comes to adoption, American adoptive parents (myself
included) steer the discourse. We direct adoption agencies and think
tanks. We write the home studies of prospective adoptive parents. We
are policy experts and doctors and academics and journalists. We are
passionate about adoption—an institution that has given us so much—and
therein lies the problem: In our passion, we sometimes shield ourselves
from larger discussions about the toll that adoption can take, a
discussion that is in fact gaining traction across the globe. And in
doing so, we are preventing adoption from evolving.

Read the rest of Elizabeth’s article here.

Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

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