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I appreciated this post helping to increase awareness of how losing a child to adoption can affect mothers. I am not at all surprised that Ms. Frost's sister is still affected by the deep and profound loss of her child to adoption.
Many people do not realize the lack of protections for mothers who surrender their children in the US today. In most states, mothers have very little time to decide before irrevocably signing away all rights to their child, for the benefit of the lucrative baby broker profiteers and their customers.
Although open adoption arrangements are increasingly promised to mothers who consent to surrender their parental rights, in most states mothers have no rights to enforce these agreements, which are all too often broken.
Separation of children from their mothers and other relatives should be a last resort only after efforts to keep them together have been exhausted. Children separated from their families should be provided living arrangements that honor the truth about their origins and their connection to their families.
Dr. Bernadette Wright, past president Origins-USA
posted 2 years, 8 months ago
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