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 theBRAVO! Another voice added tot he choir of those who speak the truth to power!
personal family dynamic with missionary smugness in a way no child
should be asked to endure."