“ I would have given her away to a serial killer, I was so desperate. ”
American mother on her 12-year-old adopted daughter.
From When Children Are Traded, published November 20, 2013 in The New York Times.
I remember reading the Reuters investigative report on foreign adoptions gone wrong this year - there are white people who repeatedly adopt foreign children or buy them underground online. I still think about that article every day, and this quote or something similar to it appeared in many parents’ mouths - that they wouldn’t mind having someone kill their children than have to spend another minute with them.
But to racist Americans trying to silence adoptees and POC when we shed light on yet another case of adopted child abandonment, this growing cesspool of child trafficking and abuse counts as “POSSIBLY NOTHING”
y’all should consider reading “The Child Catchers.” It focuses adoption as vieweed by American Evangelicals. It’s a horrifyin g but incredibly enlightening read. And it definitely also goes into the issue of children being adopted and then rejected.
i may feel like garbage but at least i still chuckle whenever i read garbage in a faux french accent