“What I see happening is a reduction (vs. elimination) of child acquisition on a global scale, and any dialogue (vs. the monologue that previously existed) is a positive one. That feathers are ruffled is a sign that thoughtful people are beginning to question the existing dogma and understand that adoption is more complex than merely “saving” children. We are having an impact, and rightly so. I feel pity for the threatened and entrenched: instead of expanding their minds, they become smaller, and it’s unbecoming.”
I’ve often thought that at some point the shock caused by those of us testifying about adoptee rights might wear off, and the backlash would begin. I see in a way the Washington Times story as that kind of reactionary response to the subject. More worrisome is the legal or other societal maneuvers that might take place as a reaction. Any ideas as to what those might be? Or how we might maintain in the face of such a backlash?
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