Some more articles on adoption….
Can’t stand National Adoption Awareness Month. It’s sanctioned time for a whole bunch of adoption saccharin rubbish. Nevertheless, adoption related articles are flying all over the place, and some of them are worth the time. Here are 6 that folks have sent our way.
Today, November 22nd, is celebrated by many as National Adoption Day, “a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent and loving families.”
While I can appreciate the good intentions of this declared day, I also find myself troubled by the concept. In the same way that International Women’s Day doesn’t sit well with me – celebrating and at the same time confining the complexities of an entire social movement to a single day of recognition – National Adoption Day strikes me as trivializing and overly simplistic.
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