Latte asked me the other night what I thought about the ethics of domestic infant adoption. I was a bit taken aback, I mean there are some ethical adoptions (where no coercion happens), but there are also cases where it’s not ethical (pro-life religious groups that shame and pressure birth mothers).
Also, floating in my head is the fact that we’re in a demographic that takes the longest to get picked by a birth mom (white, non-religious, lesbians). Add into the cost, and well… I have to say a domestic private infant adoption isn’t something I really want to consider before other options. There’s not a shortage of homes for relatively-healthy infants.
Here’s some interesting facts about adoption: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=2161
I found it striking how foster-adopt involves longer wait times than private infant adoption, for placement not just finalization.
I wonder what others think about the ethics of private newborn adoption?