OK, OK, I get it. I’m not going to get some of you to answer my question.
While I’m still going to keep my opinions close to my vest, I am going to give you a little more information to mull over.
This is me, dipping my toe into very murky waters.
The reason I asked my ethical question is directly related to the countries that are considered some of the worst in the arena of human trafficking.
India. Moldova. Cambodia. Vietnam.
They are all countries that, now or in the past, have had international adoption* agreements with the USA. They also all, now or in the past, have been seriously investigated for, or shut down, based on suspicions of human trafficking affecting those adoptions. (OK, admittedly, I’m not positive that that was why Moldova was shut down but, considering the State Departments warning on their website to not do anything that might be interpreted as baby buying during the adoption process, I’m going to go out on a limb…)
Does this change your initial response to my ethical question? Why or why not? How?
*Please, do not get the wrong impression. I believe in international adoption. I do not support unethical adoptions (although I acknowledge that they happen). I’m asking this because I’m seeing dots that connect, and I’m trying to find the big picture.