Big Adoption Corruption #OrphanCrisisMyth

The orphan myth and the orphan crisis and some of the truths about adoption. Thank you to Kathryn Joyce and to Lara Trace for posting.

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The Trouble With the Christian Adoption Movement

Evangelical Americans believed adoption could save children in the developing world from poverty—and save their souls.

In 2009 a Tennessee couple made a life-changing decision. As devout Christians, they decided to open their home to an orphaned girl from Ethiopia, whom they were told had been abandoned. They knew enough from fellow adoptive parents to expect that the process would be long and hard, but as they were waiting for their application to go through, something unexpected happened. A number of Ethiopian staff at their adoption agency were arrested for transporting children to a different region of the country where they could claim the children had been abandoned. (Following a glut of adoption cases where children were said to have been abandoned in the capital city of Addis Ababa, the court…

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