International Adoption and the Fight for Human Rights

Conducive magazine has another piece on international adoption. This time an editorial piece by Hilbrand Westra, Chair of Adoptees United International.

International Adoption and the Fight for Human Rights

International
adoption has quietly become a large, lucrative business. While
international adoption agencies would no doubt like to keep it this
way, adult international adoptees are now asking questions. They are
participating in a debate over whose best interests the practice
actually serves, or should serve: the adopter or the adoptee? Taking a
critical look at the practice of international adoption, chairman of United Adoptees International Hilbrand Westra explores its disturbing overlaps with free market
practices and religious justifications, and lays out solutions for
practical legal reform.  Westra shows the power of an emerging
collective adoptee voice shaping what was once seen as an inevitable
inequality.

You can read the whole article here.