Preying on prospective adoptive parents

I'm reading a book right now by Ellen Herman, and this story I just saw on the Today Show brought up all kinds of thoughts from the book.

Adam Pertman from Evan B. discusses being a good "consumer" in this clip. "Not of the baby, but of services."

Even with the clarification, it still is so distasteful to me, this use of commodified language.

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Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

2 thoughts

  1. If people have to “clarify” the “commodity” PAP’s are paying for, there is something wrong with the entire picture. Adoptee’s are commodities, period.

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