April 23, 2010
Here's a new booklet geared towards recruitment of young mothers to relinquish their babies for adoption. You can "click" on the title of this post to read more "heroic" babble being fed to young, vulnerable mothers. As a product of this industry, I am appalled that advertising in the adoption "market" is even legal, but since it is, what happened to the ethical standard of "truth in advertising"?
Not to mention accountability to the professional standards of non-directive and non-coercive counseling?
Adoption agencies and attorneys are not required to adhere to any of these. They spout unbalanced and one-sided facts/stats/information about adoption and fail to provide proven research and information available regarding life-long issues affecting both "birthmothers" and adoptees. Why doesn't this comic book include such important information such as "The Primal Wound" or even "Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Parents Knew" when they advertise how wonderful the adoption "option" is for all involved? Because it may adversely affect the mother's decision, that is why, and that would affect their numbers, their bottom line, their industry of supply/demand.
Adoption is far too serious to be sold in a comic book to young mothers for the agenda of exploiting them and their babies.