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Jarhyn

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So, I really want to have a thread on adoption. And not (just) the friendly aspects of pro-life myth but the real and uncomfortable truth of an industry that pivots on religious reporting exemptions, industrial links between Crisis Pregnancy Centers and child trafficking groups, the issues in the foster program, and the impacts all this and more upon the parents who birthed these children who, while they need parents, perhaps would be better served by a better way of finding them homes.

As much as I've thought about the problem, no really good solutions stick out for me.

I'm not sure I'm the best person to start a thread either. I'm too close to it, and again, I'm not the one whose voice needs to be most heard, even if this touches my own life; my adoption was in all honesty "one of the good ones": My existence was hidden from my parents until they were already planning on adopting my two older siblings just to keep my parents from developing a corrupt motive to "get a baby" using "those other two".

It's just... All so fucked up and I feel like while there's this big discussion about forced birth, there's very little discussion being had about the child trafficking industry, and the dark side of "pro-life".
 

Jarhyn

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I had never thought of it as an industry before, but these days I think you're right.
My husband and I have looked into adoption. It's really expensive and it's not all just legal fees.

One senator outright said it, questioning where will babies for adoptions come from if abortions are allowed?

My only thought is that who "adopts" a child should be made as random as an unmitigated pregnancy, like 'hi, you're not specifically opting out, you've been selected for the placement of a child. Do you consent to having a child at this time (no additional information given)?'

It would be a lot less prone to corrupt motives of adopters, and influence from industrial trafficking.

But the practice today with CPCs and adoption agencies today is... It's a fucking human mill.

It's Handmaid's Tale, but not tomorrow, and not so obvious.

And then there's the foster system...
 
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