Two Parts: Lost Daughters discuss the Child Catchers

The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce
The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Lost Daughters Discuss The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce -DIscussion Series

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Part Two:

One of the understandings that gelled for me in reading this book is of just how
effective the pro-adoption movement has been in terms of propaganda. And it goes
well beyond the Christian community. I would guess that many people in the
general public subscribe to the idea that there are many children around the
world languishing in orphanages; therefore, it is natural to assume that
adoption is a good thing because it gets these children out of institutions and
into families. On the surface, that seems like a no-brainer. And certainly, many
of us who speak out against the current practices of adoption have encountered
the criticism that we are heartlessly uncaring towards “all those kids” stuck in
horrible orphanage conditions. Child Catchers does an effective job of
showing how the orphanages and the adoption [industry] are bedfellows. For
example, “In Cambodia, after adoptions were suspended, the number of infants in
orphanages plummeted almost immediately: an indication to adoption reformers
that the international adoption system and the revenue it generated was the only
reason many babies had been placed in institutions.” But how do we get
information like this out?…

This is a fantastic discussion that needs to be retweeted and shared! Lara/Trace


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