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Whose Welfare?

ppotts Wrote: (12:33 PM) "People seem to gravitate to adopting kids of other races because it makes them feel special or important. Why do people want to adopt kids from other countries when they have kids right down the street from them who need parents. that is not normal and if you think it is then you need your head examined." Answer: People adopt children from other countries to obtain a healthy child where the chance that a biological parent will resurface and cause a circumstance such as Dr Sowell has described is non-existent.
mhood175 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:39 PM
Michael, the main reason people adopt from out the country is because the adoption laws in the USA are so stringent it is almost impossbile to get a child, no matter the age, plus most people want an infant and not an older child. The USA adoption will not allow gay people to adopt but the overseas agencies ask but they don't do that thorough a check so gay people get kids they really shouldn't have. I know one such person and its pathetic the warped ideas the kids have - she lied, of course, denying she was homosexual. These kids that come from Guatamala for instance are already mentally distrubed to a degree because of their experiences and their environment consequently have horrendous 'bonding' issues. Some NEVER bond.
mhood175 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:41 PM
There are also other issues because of their exposure prior to your adopting them and you don't know what that exposure is. You take a big chance because if you do get a child from that particular place and you are white that provides another problem because these kids are black like Negro's. The hair is different, like an oriental, but their skin is that of a Negro. This causes problems for the child too, in school, socially, etc. The adopting parent doesn't care about that, all they care about is satisfying themselves.
Michael Bowler (formerly Michael) Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:21 PM
Recent history is full of stories where the biological parent has a change of heart and the courts have sided with her/him/them, leaving the adoptive parent with no child. This often occurs after several years with the adoptive parent.

For those who do not have a big wallet, the options for healthy babies are limited, typically an older child is what is available.

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...