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While Simon may be a happy and fulfilled adoptive parent to his children from China, his simplistic view of how they came into his life demeans the mother of the children who gave them life, demeans the culture they came from, and demeans them as individuals who have been uprooted from their culture and heritage and ignores what being raised by genetic strangers does to them.
I know many adoptive parents who do not take his attitude and understand that every adoption begins with a trauma, and nice words--and even love--can not gloss over that.
For a discussion of Simon and his book see
<a href="http://www.firstmotherforum.com/2010/10/simple-simon.html">First Mother Forum</a>
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