I recently learned of the Torry Hansen adoption case.
She approached the World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) because she wanted a child. Basically she approached a business for profit to get her a nice baby.
However they fooled her and failed to educate her of common problems which are to be expected when adopting a child. There are certain mental health problems adoptees often will suffer.
But the adoption agency didn’t care. She got a Russian boy and they got their money.
Now the mother returned the child when she discovered that she was fooled. Yes, she gave up early. Maybe she wasn’t fit to be a mother. A responsible adoption agency would have put her to tests and properly they would have advised her to take some counseling and education before allowing her to get a child.
Now this poor boy is back in Russia and the mother has been sued by the very same adoption agency which failed her.
I don’t blame the Russian authorities for putting a stop to adoptions despite the fact they are properly getting money out of this traffic too. I feel that the entire adoption traffic worldwide should be investigated. Too many parents give up because they are not told the truth about their task as parents to an adopted child. There is an entire ranch in the United States for adopted children where parents have realized that they haven’t the tools to fix the problem.
In Denmark we have the Amy case. A poor girl was adopted from some country in Africa to Denmark together with her little sister. It was properly some kind of sibling packet where parents have to take an older sibling if they want to adopt a little kid. It didn’t go very well with Denmark with her adoptive family, so the parents asked for help from our social services and Amy found a foster family where she became happy. There the story should have ended because in a civilized world we must put the children first. Unfortunately there were therapists who believed that the best outcome would be to relocate Amy from the foster family to a group home well-known in the public for having employees who drink alcohol during work-hours as a final step before returning her to her adoptive family.
I feel that adoptions to Denmark should be stopped too while this entire mess with poor Amy is sorted out.
Adoption is a heavy task and it is difficult work. I praise the people who take this task on to them. I feel that you as a parents place yourself in a position where you simply cannot give up regardless of how bad it will be. That’s why I am not ready to adopt a child.
- Hansen ordered to pay $150K, monthly child support (Shelbyville Times-Gazette)
- For troubled adoptees, a last stop (Pound Pup Legacy)
- The interest of an adopted girl put aside for politics (Domestic Prisoners of Conscience)