Saturday, October 11, 2008

A memory lapse at “Children’s Rights”

In the previous post to this Blog, I discussed the risks in encouraging a mad rush to adoption-at-all-costs – and the fact that the group that so arrogantly calls itself "Children's Rights" is increasing the pressure for exactly that kind of mad rush in Washington, D.C. But I'm not the only one who has raised concerns about undue pressure for adoption. Here's what none other than the executive director of Children's Rights, Marcia Lowry, told a Congressional committee in 2003:

"… Congress should realize that far too many states … when they do, for example, raise their adoption numbers, are doing so by including many clearly inadequate families … along with the genuinely committed, loving families who want to make a home for these children, just to 'succeed' by boosting their numbers."

I have to admit, when I posted the item below, I'd forgotten Marcia said that. But apparently Marcia forgot, too.