November 28, 2010

Adoption Secrecy: The Month the Gloves Came Off: Adoptions by Choice: First Degree Grand Theft

Read this excellent article on "Adoption Secrecy" revealing some very interesting facts about member agencies of National Council for Adoption...

"I pondered...why agencies might be attracted to membership in National Council For Adoption (NCFA), an organization formed for the specific purpose of preventing adoptees from learning the truth of their origins. One reason for the attraction may be demonstrated by the agency I'm featuring today.

Consider: If adoptive families and families of birth could be prevented from coming in contact with one another at some future time, they can't compare notes on their adoption process or the agency that brokered it. The adoptive parents can't learn, for example, that the exorbitant amount of money they paid for "birth mother expenses" went, instead, into the pocket of the agency's director. The birth mother can't reveal to the adoptive parents that her medical expenses, in fact, had been paid by private insurance or Medicaid. It makes the deal just so much sweeter for the agency if these little insignificant details don't have to surface."


Adoption Secrecy: The Month the Gloves Came Off: Adoptions by Choice: First Degree Grand Theft: "I pondered in the previous post why agencies might be attracted to membership in National Council For Adoption (NCFA), an organization forme..."

2 comments:

Shahana said...

Good luck.

Ms. Code said...

Wow! I never thought of it in that way. It's sad to think that there are selfish reasons to keep families from discovering each other. It makes me grateful that open adoptions are gaining popularity.