March 17, 2011

“CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS"

Original identity is a basic human right. Falsifying and sealing birth certificates is unethical, yet adoption "law" has allowed this practice to continue. With reproductive issues taking on new horizons, it is time to take into consideration the long-term effects and the rights of adoptees and individuals created through these "family building" practices.

“CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THEIR BIOLOGICAL ORIGINS AND FAMILY STRUCTURE” by Margaret Somerville

2 comments:

Lori said...

Well, I read the excerpt and need to tell you, this person is applying that particular idea, not to adoption, but to "designer" children for people of non-traditional families - i.e. gay and lesbian couples.... In fact, there is nothing there that supports the belief that a fake birth certificate is even remotely a problem - with adoptees and adoption in mind.

*Peach* said...

Thanks, Lori, for your comment! I was just making the comparison that in adoption as well as assisted reproduction that every child/individual should be ensured a factual obc that states their biological parents or those who make up the individual's dna.