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I was signing in to make the very same remarks as the previous writer made so well. I too am a huge fan of Scott Simon but on this subject he is very naive. Adoptionis a trauma for everyone involved. I gasped when I heard him say this. He had not done his homework and has used his pulpit to speak about adoption without exploring it's long lasting effects on all involved.
I also want to add, it shocking to me hear people like Scott say they found it too difficult to adopt in the US so they went to China, when there are thousands of available foster/DHS children in the US available and not being adopted. I think people fear these children come from "inferior" gene pools and have too much trauma. Why do they think they have a better chance a in this lottery going to China or Africa just because these kids have no record of their past. I think without these records, family can somehow believe in some sweet fairy tale like Scott's that a loving, healthy mother, stood in the shadows tearfully seeing her child picked up in a fluffy bundle on the steps of a church or factory. What a fairy tale!
Scott, I second, read THE PRIMAL WOUND!
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