Ethics in adoption

Adoption Utopia…what’s it to you?

May 29, 2008

Adoption Utopia. What’s that like? If you’re an adoptive parent (or if you will be), Adoption Utopia might look one way. If you have placed a child, Adoption Utopia might look another way. And if you are a person who was adopted, Adoption Utopia might look completely different from the other two. Worlds apart? It’s […]

20 Questions: a guide to choosing an adoption agency

December 7, 2007

When we decided to go the domestic infant adoption route, we were fortunate that through no real calculated effort, we happened to fall into an excellent adoption agency. And by “excellent,” I mean two specific things: An excellent agency counsels hopeful adoptive parent on two fronts: (1) processing grief to heal the wounds of infertility, […]

Breathing and birth certificates

October 20, 2007

When was the last time you really thought about air? Not air in the abstract, like the part of the Earth’s atmosphere that humans may be warming and polluting. But the concrete. The air that you’re breathing right now. The air that’s in your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. The air in your Jeep, Honda, Chevy. The […]

Best Practices in Ethical Adoptions, part 2

July 20, 2007

In a recent post, I mused about what makes for an ethical adoption. I promised then to follow up with a post from a cross-triad discussion board. When I posted this draft on this discussion board, I asked for help from other members to flesh it out. After all, I am just a tiny piece […]