Westdeutscher Rundfunk (West German Broadcasting) gives us this five part documentary on adoption in Romania.
Ibn Zayd weites: The story will be familiar to anyone who is adopted from a country where the exportation of infants seems to go hand in hand with the economic "opening up" of that country to the West, through economic pressure, war, or other political strongarm tactics. That no one pays attention to this curious link between adoption and economics is a function of a dominant discourse gone awry--children are trafficked, and a mythology is built up to justify it; just like slavery, just like every other illegal abuse of human beings that takes place on the planet.
"How can you just take children from a home?" asks the distraught mother in the first part of this five-part video. Should original mothers on this planet ever stand up en masse and demand their children back, there will be a revolution the likes of which this planet has never seen. A must-see.