6 Reasons to Rethink Adoption from a Human Rights Perspective
When you’re adopted, you see adoption through a realistic lens. This blog dives into the human rights aspects of adoption, challenging existing antiquated views and bringing to the forefront a perspective that’s often overlooked.
1.) Government’s Adoption Focus: Numbers vs. Individuals
The government often prioritizes increasing adoption numbers. But, for those who’ve lived the adoption journey, we’re more than statistics. Our experiences, voices, and viewpoints deserve acknowledgment.
2.) The Selfish Drive Behind Adoption
Observing adoptive parents for over 50 years reveals a stark truth—some adopt primarily to fulfill their own desires to create families. This self-interest fuels demand, impacting society and individuals.
3.) Pricing Children: A Startling Reality
Adoption profiteers market children based on shades of skin color, age, special needs, or country of origin. This commercialization is a deeply unsettling facet of adoption, stripping innocent children of dignity.
4.) Tearing Families Apart: The Unmentioned Fallout
A profit-driven approach to adoption often results in unnecessary family separations to meet demand. This practice not only infringes upon the rights of children and families but also erodes our society’s fabric and cultural values.
5.) Balancing Act: Profit vs. Respect
Do adoption profiteers grapple with a moral dilemma? Their aim is to expand their adoption business while professing to respect culture and human rights. Navigating these conflicting interests is challenging, often compromising genuine respect.
6.) Children Being Used as Orphan Ornaments for Adoption or Charity.
Besides the breaking of ties of children’s inherent rights to their birth information and original families, adoption profiteers tend to use their photos, experiences, and adopted identities as a charity in order to gain more support, a following, or to continue to monetize off of them. We have witnessed this on social media many times.
Conclusion: Advocating for Change
It’s high time we reevaluate the conventional narrative surrounding adoption. Adopted people must amplify our voices and experiences because we embody the living truth behind the numbers. Scrutinizing the adoption industry, its motives, and its effects on society, children, and families is imperative. Through this, we can work towards stopping the adoption industry—why? Because they do NOT uphold the dignity and rights of all involved. In a world where adoption often resembles a business, it’s crucial to consider the perspective of those who’ve lived it.