Recently the JCICS presented a conference on adoption issues. Fellow adoptee bloggers, Land of Gazillion Adoptees, attended this conference. One of the worse offenders was Nancy Fox. She grabbed the adoptee blogger by the chin and proceeded to preach to him about the new Korean adoption legislation affecting her supply of children from that country. She says it will be to the detriment of children. I can not say with any confidence that if she grabbed my chin like that I wouldn't respond with a fist in her face. That is simple assault plan and simple.
Of course Ms Fox is an owner/CEO of an adoption agency, AIAA. Her agency placed Jennifer Haynes with an pedophile. Her adopters and the agency did not complete her paperwork. She was deported back to India as a result. Ironically Ms. Fox blames all adopters for not following through with paperwork for their child. Interestingly, this woman is on the board of the JCICS which makes one wonder about this organization and the level of corruption.
The second situation is Dan Rather's report, Abducted or Adopted. I was not able to watch it since it is not part of my cable package. From what I have read of reviews, he did touch the tip of the iceberg of what happened during the Baby Scoop Era. Of course there was a reunion on the show. Why is it that our media can't present a news article on adoption without a reunion? Why can't we present an article based on the facts of adoption and what it has done to adoptees and their families? Why does it always have to have a positive spin on it? The negatives in adoption need to come forth. The rest of society needs to see what it is like for an adoptee and his/her family in this country to search. The rest of society needs to realize this.
The sick part of the reports are the claims that adoption is still good and those practices don't happen any more. Yea right! The report did not encompass all of the agencies that still to this day force men and women to relinquish their children. The LDS Adoption Agencies are one such example.
Catholic Charities gave this letter of rebuttal. They don't want to lose their product and their producers. How do you know that these natural mothers would not have loved their children if given the appropriate support and resources to succeed in their parenting.