Saturday, December 18, 2010

Harvard Law Professor Who Speaks the Truth of Adoption

Not all who have law degrees from harvard use them to prliferate adoption for their fellow attorneys as does Prof Elizabeth Bartholet.

Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in Boston in 1951 and holds a BA from Wellesley College and a JD from Harvard Law School and she tells it like it is in Save the Children? in the December 20, 2010 edition of The Nation.

"It's just not a great idea to adopt a child because you want to end war
or cure world hunger. Maybe you should work for an NGO instead or help
plow a field. Such efforts are often undervalued, but they contribute
significantly to the betterment of dispossessed children."
"...To posit adoption as "rescue" from turmoil risks inflecting the
personal family dynamic with missionary smugness in a way no child
should be asked to endure."
BRAVO! Another voice added tot he choir of those who speak the truth to power!


Von said...


Anonymous said...

I love truth, it makes my heart soar with happiness but at the same time angers me like nothing else can when people bury thier heads in the sand.

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