Jacqueline&David wrote:That is so, so hard. I actually know someone on another forum who recently found out her son adopted from China was not an orphan but was merely lost during a family vacation. Apparently no one tried to find the family even though he remembered not only his own name but the names of his parents and the province they were from. I think he was 4 at the time he was found lost on the street in the city they were vacationing in. I cannot imagine. They have just reconnected with his bio family.
I so wish that the adults in charge, regardless of country, would truly put the best interest of the children at heart. Wouldn't that be something.
As part of the adoption process, the Roths and other adoptive parents traveled to Hosanna for an "entrustment ceremony," a ritual in which a birth relative symbolically transfers the parental role to the adoptive parents. The Roths stood across from Mr. Delebo in a circle and everyone chanted prayers.
The Roths also held a private meeting with Mr. Delebo.
hikinglorax wrote:And that was from an agency considered (at least until recently) one of the more ethical ones. While I didn't think so at first, I now think that that kind of story is the norm- with the only difference in degrees of what is promised/told/expected. There appears to be a substantial industry in "searchers" who find babies/children for IA- kids whose parents/family/village were parenting them. There is also now some rumors that some of the orphanages will not take the kids who truly need help (older, ill, SN, etc) as they want the infants and more adoptable kids.
The issue here though is less about the country not putting the children first- I do think they are trying as best they can to curtail this corruption. It is the agencies and other orphanage personnel who are really placing profit before children.
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