Then you should read this three-part series on examining adoption ethics by Jen Hatmaker. Josh and I aren't looking into adoption, I just thought the series brought up important issues and was wonderfully informative.
"Our standard operating procedure must always include Being Good News:
good for children, good for birth mamas, good for the poor, good for
other countries and cultures.
Within that framework, we’re
all going to have to fight like hell together. In the Old Testament, the
Hebrew word for “justice” translates: “to set right.” May we be a people who bravely commit to set the wrongs right,
because being too poor to parent isn’t right. Being too sick to parent
isn’t right. Being abandoned or abused isn’t right. Being discarded
because of special needs or gender isn’t right. Being manipulated into
relinquishment isn’t right. Wasting away unloved in an orphanage isn’t
right. Being trapped in cycles of poverty isn’t right.
May we apply the same standards we insist on for our families to all families, unwilling to accept disparity and injustice. I’ll
play my note and you’ll play yours, and by themselves, they’ll be sort
of one-dimensional, but together they will create a song that sounds
like freedom for the captives, liberty for the oppressed, and the
beautiful sound of chains breaking everywhere."