• Shelby Negosian

Privatized Adoption

Today I learned about the way that the adoption industry has framed adoption for their benefit. Adoption has always been used as a method for parents to get a child when they cannot have one themselves . However, adoption should be about a child getting a home. If parents try to adopt their own child, ignoring their original culture or biological parents (if accessible), it is no longer about the child, and they lose themselves. The best thing to do with adoption is to first reevaluate why you want a child. Then, if committed to providing a child with a home, educate yourself on their specific needs.

Adoption should be centered around the child, not the adoptive parents.