The National Review has this article on adoption (National Review, 11/17/18). Actually, it’s less of an article than a compendium of short pieces by people with various connections to and thoughts on adoption, foster care, etc. Adoptive parents and adults who were adopted as kids chime in with religious leaders, law professors and the like. It’s often moving, partly because kids needing adoption are in such precarious positions and those who adopt often do so out of such a strong sense of love and generosity.
And yet, out of the 14 people who contributed to the article, not one knows the dark underbelly of the adoption system in this country. Each person enthusiastically endorses adoption for all the obvious reasons. Their statements should be read and internalized. These are human beings who want to do good for children in need. Many of them already have and their stories are important.