Is adoption the antithesis to oppression?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

If you haven’t already, do check out this somewhat controversial article in the latest issue of Mother Jones magazine about international adoption: Did I Steal My Daughter? The Tribulations of Global Adoption (hat tip to Jae Ran).

I was particularly struck by this quote:

“I think [adoption] is almost an antithesis to oppression,” Kevin Kreutner, a moderator at the support group Guatadopt.com who is in contact with his children’s Guatemalan family, told me. “For people who are given no access to family planning, have an unplanned pregnancy, and can’t raise that child, there is a liberating sense where they can realize that this child will not suffer that same oppression.”

Of course there are no easy answers here, but ARPs, what do you think? Is international adoption the antithesis to oppression? Or does it actually contribute to the status quo? Is it a little bit of both?

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