More about the Newsweek article

This is always the way the media ends articles about international adoption – especially if there seems to be any concern about ethical concerns.

No one suggests that international adoption will solve the world’s
ills. But until societies are able or willing to tend to all the
victims of their own fractured families, overseas adoptions can
continue to serve an important function, sparing tens of thousands of
youths from potential neglect, abandonment, danger and a childhood
spent between gray walls. "My heart breaks when I think of the
conditions at orphanages, of the fate that waits for these babies,"
says Olga Dereviagina, who cares for toddlers and babies at the
infectious-diseases ward of Moscow’s Tushinsky hospital. "I wish
foreign parents would come in now and take all our babies to some
beautiful, kind place, to warm, loving homes." That’s what Porras and
Milian and countless couples like them wish, too.

Funny. I didn’t think beautiful, kind, warm and loving homes were exclusive to foreign countries.


Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

One thought

  1. Many of the articles fail to mention that the demand for children and the money involved actually help to ‘create’ orphans now and just possibly there would be many less children between the gray walls if they were not put in there for “business sake”.
    p.s- keep up the great work! I love your blog 🙂

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