Another Statement Calling for the Delay/Suspension of Haitian Adoptions

I received this link from Jean, a friend of mine from seminary.  Sharing the same opinion as the link in my previous post but expressed a little less confrontational manner.  I do think it is important to note that both opinions come from adoptees.  Adoptees (both adult and children) are often an unheard voice in the adoption world.  Anyone adopting or considering adoption should definitely read some blogs or books by adoptees in order to better understand the scope of adoption.  One blog that I read regularly is Harlowe's Monkey by a social worker who is also a Korean adoptee.

Haitian Adoptions Need to Be Delayed, Not Hurried

Probably before the year's end my wife and I will travel to Ethiopia to adopt a 2-4 year old girl.  Adoption is an imperfect answer to a horrible situation.  Every child should be able to grow up with the family they were born to in the culture to which they were born.  Unfortunately, this is not an option for too many children.  As we go through this process we are already sad that our daughter will not grow up in the land of her birth. We have wrestled with this decision for several years, and while we feel it is the right decision, we make it with heavy hearts that this decision needs to be made at all.

In following the story of children in Haiti who have been orphaned, I came across this blog entry.  The author writes many things which need to be said and considered.