During the holiday season of 2012, everyone was encouraged to buy products made in America to stimulate the economy and help keep Americans working. If Americans made products are good enough for us to buy to help the economy, then why aren’t American-born children with or without disabilities worthy of American families adopting?
As for the 1,500 U.S. families seeking to adopt children from Russia, have they searched our database for children with or without special needs needing families? Our children also crave love, stability and a chance to develop to their full potential as do the children from Russia.
A Down’s syndrome child born in America is the same as one born in Russia. Those families are saying to American-born children, you are not worthy of our love, affection, devotion and resources. Why? Adoption is a matter of choice, but as with products made in America, we should seek American first.
Evelyn W. Pugh