July 25, 2007

Adoption "Counseling" ~ Ethical or Biased?

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"I try to help them focus back on what they have evaluated, what they've been planning when they weren't so emotional," said St. John. "And, so that they can make decisions based on who can provide best for the child."

How does this adoption "counselor" know what is best for this child?

Why is she not held to the same standards of non-directive and unbiased counseling as other licensed health professionals?

How can "counseling" provided by an adoption agency employee or contracted "counselor" NOT be considered a conflict of interest?

Why is adoption unregulated, "sealed", and money-driven, when human lives are involved?

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