Pound Pup: Why the Hague Convention Needs Revised

Pound Pup Legacy has a very important piece up: Why the Hague Convention Needs Revised. I was going to comment about it later, but now is a good a time as any to get it out. I’ll probably say more later when I calm down from losing the blog I intended to post today. This is the type of research and writing our side does so well. It needs to be distributed far and wide. The adoption industry thinks that by ignoring what writers like and Kerry and Niels say, that it and they will go away. It won’t. And we won’t. Here is a sample: In order to “earn” adoptable infants, adoption agencies and prospective adopters make donations to orphanages. The more money donated, the larger the number of infants an agency is entitled to. Orphanages don’t necessarily have a shortage of children in their care, but many don’t have a large supply of adoptable infants. When orphanages receive more donations than they have adoptable infant stock, they need to procure infants to fulfill their obligation. The Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption. The Hague convention was introduced in the 1990’s Continue Reading →