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Whose Welfare?

kmassey Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:51 AM
The question that Dr. Sowell does not answer is how did the child get adopted without the consent of the birth parent. This is not a culture issue but a parental rights issue.
True Conservative! Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:23 AM
The question YOU don't raise is how do YOU know the mother didn't give consent? Short answer: YOU don't; but as a leftist, you make the assumption anyway as if it came from God [although we know, in your case, God had nothing to do with it]!
Ron-CA Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:05 AM
Easy. A young indian girl has a baby off the reservation and gives it up for adoption. The tribe finds out and makes a claim on the child.

My wife, who is indian, and I (a white guy) tried to adopt an indian baby in Oregon and found exactly what Dr. Sowell described. Tribes would rather have an indian child stay in state care than be adopted into a loving home.
absinthe48 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:10 AM
Heart-breaking. For you, but mostly for the child.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:55 AM
No, it is a child's rights issue. No person should put their wants above the welfare of a child.
Doug5049 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:16 AM
You mean like people who destroy fetuses because not doing so would inconvenience them?

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...