03 January 2013

Is stealing children from the developing world the best thing for them?

E.J. Graff does it again.

In her latest piece at the Prospect, she reveals at the US government does not appear to believe that stealing children in developing countries so that they can be adopted by US citizens is trafficking. Apparently the line the government uses is "what is best for the children." I've heard this argument before. That being taken from your poor Guatemalan mother to live in the luxury of the USA is better for the child.

Of course this means that some people consider things to be of higher regard than one's family.

Yes, I know that children in the developing world have a very tough life and yes, they very well might choose to live in the USA, but deception should never be involved. And of course, coercion via monetary gain is a fine line to walk.

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