Ginevra Posted June 10, 2012 Share Posted June 10, 2012 This is on my mind; I'm not sure if there's anything meaningful to it. I see pro-adoption video clips, say, at church (often likely to happen there). At this point, there is a lot of adoption of older children, not babies or toddlers. Perhaps that has much to do with the Hague convention rules or maybe it's just becoming "trendy". (Sorry to use that word. That's how it appears to me sometimes.) The video clips show these beautiful homecoming moments or what-not, everybody hugging these precious children and welcoming them to their forever family. It's heart-rending, chokes me up for sure. But there's something that seems...like propaganda in it. How can two children from Haiti (or wherever), who are being transplanted from all they know, even if it's dire poverty - how can this possibly be accepted to them as a joyous moment in their lives? How do those children ever, let alone immediately, assimilate this entirely all-encompasing upheaval? Do children adopted under those circumstances truly come to be a part of their new western family? I am very tender-hearted towards children living orphaned and/or in dire poverty the likes, I'm sure, of which I don't even grasp. I have petitioned dh a few times to consider adoption, but it seems very improbable now. I guess I'm wondering what's going on with those videos - are they selling an emotional dream that cannot possibly match the reality? Are successful older child adoptions from an extremely different culture truly happening - some? At all? Often? I really don't know. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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