In Ontario, Governor General David Johnston used his first official visit to Queen’s Park to implore MPPs to make it easier for women to get pregnant and for families to adopt children......The report goes on to talk about "languishing" children and subsidies for those who adopt children with special needs. However, seeing how the US pays states to rush foster children into adoption and seeing how the US tax benefit uses the children in foster care to get approval and then gives most of the money to those adoption internationally, and seeing those who are proposing this legislation, it must be watched with great caution.
Johnston has five daughters and seven grandchildren. Two of his grandchildren were adopted from Colombia; two are the result of fertility treatment; and two came about through a surrogate mother carrying the embryos of one of his daughters and sons-in-law.
Premier Dalton McGuinty, who counts one of Johnston’s daughters as a senior adviser, hailed the new governor general.....
“I think these are values that the McGuinty government shares with the Governor General and I hope that they will take this time to step up and act,” said expert panel member William Falk.
Falk, a father of two adopted sons, joined the Adoption Council of Ontario at Queen’s Park last month to press the province for action on the report that is now 15 months old.
All the key interest groups support the main thrust of the expert panel report, he said.
As long as adoption is tied into infertility and reproductive issues and "rights" children are viewed as a commodity to cure childlessness instead of seen as human being with rights to their family receiving assistance and support services.