This continues my response to the National Review article on adoption that I began yesterday (National Review, 11/17/18). November is National Adoption Month, hence the NR piece.
As I said yesterday, all 14 contributors to the article enthusiastically promote adoption and for the best of reasons. Many, many children worldwide don’t have parents or close relatives to care for them. They desperately need good, loving homes and only adoption can provide them. Adoptive parents are usually motivated to meet that desperate need. Good for them.
But, however well-intentioned the writers of the NR piece are, there’s a lot they don’t know about the laws on adoption and its practice. They see the bright side of adoption, but not the dark. And it’s that dark side that tends strongly to thwart their own good intentions and the good that adoption can do.