I just got done reading this article about the buying and selling and children (also know as adoption). I don’t disagree that:
1) Babies are being sold by agencies and facilitators for profit.
2) Babies are being purchased by adoptive parents.
I do wonder where the birth parents come into the picture. I’ve read tons of articles from birth parents highlighting the problems they see with adoption. I’ve read that agencies are evil money-making machines that are only out to separate parents from children for profit. I’ve read that at worst adoptive parents are only out to get a baby by any means or at best adoptive parents are naive and get conned into buying babies by evil agencies.
Um … are agencies trolling the malls looking for pregnant people so they can follow them home, wait for the baby to be born and kidnap the baby as the parents sleep? I didn’t think so. Just once I’d love to read an article from a birth mother that says:
#1 I miss my kid.
#2 If I had it to do over again I would do it differently.
#3 I take responsibility for choosing to have my baby adopted in the first place.
Is that too much to ask?