Some adoptions do involve out-and-out violent kidnapping, and others varying degrees of coercion, deceit and deception, such a smothers in parts of the world being told their children are coming to the US for an education and will be returned...or American expectant mothers being "matched" and enmeshed with perspective adopters who pay their expenses and are than made to feel emotionally, or even financially and legally INDEBTED to hand over their child.
Of course, in the and, the adoption are legal...but are the MEANS not a fine line from abductions?
Others, speaking out on behalf of the rights - or lack thereof - of adoptees, have form time to time made another shocking comparison. One that like the use of the word kidnapping, raises eyebrows and causes knees to automatically jerk in a most defensive manner...while mouths are heard to scream NO WAY! That is comparing adoption to slavery.
Slavery is the buying and selling of human beings to perform unpaid labor. Again, then end - the performing of labor - is non-existent in adoption...but the MEANS...the means of acquisition. Are not almost all adoptees (with the exception of those adopted from foster care) "bought" in some sense or another? To one degree or another? Are not the recipients paying for them?
And more importantly, do not the recipient adopters receive a certificate of OWNERSHIP: A falsified birth certificate erasing the truth and inserting them as the ONLY parents.
I was reading 73Adoptee's recent blog post about yet another denied a passport because her papers were not accurate and t In pondering the great injustice done in the name of adoption (with its overlay of altruism and gratitude) I thought about indentured servants and turned to the dictionary for a definition of this term that has always been linked to slavery.
Read the definition and you decide:
|1.||a deed or agreement executed in two or more copies with edges correspondingly indented as a means of identification.|
|2.||any deed, written contract, or sealed agreement.|
|3.||a contract by which a person, as an apprentice, is bound to service.|
|4.||any official or formal list, certificate, etc., authenticated for use as a voucher or the like.|
|5.||the formal agreement between a group of bondholders and the debtor as to the terms of the debt.|
–verb (used with object)
|7.||to bind by indenture, as an apprentice.|
|8.||Archaic. to make a depression in; indent; wrinkle; furrow.|