- Developing and sustaining relationships in open adoptions
- Identifying particular protections needed for LGBT adoption triad members
- Listening to narratives on domestic, international, foster care and IVF adoptions
Ethica's mission statement currently reads: "Ethica advocates for national and international improvement of adoption practices, offering support, education and advocacy to all persons affected by adoption." This clearly states persons effected (past tense) by adoption - it does not state they support persons wanting TO adopt!
However, they make no bones about their position:
Is Ethica pro-adoption?
Yes! All of us at Ethica are ardent supporters of ethical adoption. Done well, adoption is a blessing to the children of the world who need families, and to the families who want to parent more children. While Ethica speaks out about the difficulties and problems in the adoption community, we do so out of a desire to improve adoption, not eliminate it.
The problem is, however, that ethical adoption is undefined and unregulated and does not exist! Until it does, how can they support adoption? It's like a cancer specialist saying it's Ok to smoke "safe" cigarettes! Their aint no such thing! Nor is there any enforced open adoption - it's all a promise and a sham.
How is supporting adoptions that begin with falsified birth certificates ethical?