Questions to ask about adoption from S. Korea
QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION AGENCIES
Why are the adoption agencies against improvements to social services for unwed mothers? Shouldn’t an institution that purportedly cares about children be enthusiastic about preserving original families whenever possible?
Why does Holt International say they comply with the Hague Convention when they source babies from Holt Korea, and Korea does NOT comply with the Hague Convention or the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child? Isn’t that deceptive?
Why does Holt continue to say children will die if they are not adopted from S. Korea?
How can Holt say there is no conflict of interest operating unwed mother’s homes when their primary operation is exporting infants?
Why does Holt have associations with over 22 hospital maternity wards?
Why does Holt call infants motherless and homeless when the children were not abandoned or found on the street? When the reason they are orphans is because the majority of the children’s mothers were counseled into giving up their children. And the mothers comply because with inadequate social services they have no real options left them.
Why does Holt spend government grants for Post adoption resources on adoption advertising campaigns?
Why do adoption industry CEO’s make six figure incomes?
Why does Holt continue to portray Korean children as products of a war-torn country?
How can Holt afford to support a touring rock band promoting adoption?
Why does Holt spend $600,000+ each year on adoption advertising when there are wait lists for adopting?
Why has Holt never had an exit strategy after their war relief efforts (their rationale behind starting international adoption in the first place) after the war ended? It’s been 56 years intervening in Korean society…
QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT S. KOREA
Why does the government not have access to the identity papers of all Korean adoptees?
Why are those papers left in the hands of private agencies?
Why is there no third party oversight of adoption practices?
Why won’t S. Korea comply with international conventions concerned with ethics in adoption?
Why is the 13th ranking member nation of the OECD unable to provide adequate social services to its own people?
Why do Korean companies pay millions for cosmetic surgery for disfigured children in third world countries while disfigured Korean children sit in orphanages?
Why is disfigurement grounds for becoming an orphan in Korea?
QUESTIONS TO ASK KOREANS
How can there by any honor in preserving family honor by forcing your daughters to relinquish their flesh and blood?
What is more valuable, denying indiscretions and their outcomes? or preventing the outcomes of indiscretions?
QUESTIONS TO ASK FOREIGN POTENTIAL ADOPTIVE PARENTS (you)
Why do adoptive parents (AP’s) and potential adoptive parents (PAP’s) ignore all of the questions above?
How can Korea ever hope to establish their own social programming when international adoption agencies remove the government’s responsibilities?
Why do most AP’s not bother to even come to investigate the conditions and culture of the country their orphan came from?
Would you want to be raised a Caucasian minority by an all Korean family in Korea?
Can you not see that for each of the 200,000 children that have been sent out of the country, at least that many Koreans live with the grief of losing a child?
Do you really believe that many children were intentionally forsaken???
Shouldn’t the need for adoption programs in any country eventually become obsolete? With Korea being the first and oldest source country, and model for all international adoption programs to follow, what does its long established institutionalization say about the marriage of charity and adoption?
This adoptee is constantly accused of not being objective, which is ridiculous, because it is impossible for an adoptee to be objective about adoption. Objectivists merely report. Subjects understand on a deeper level, and history shows us that major shifts of consciousness have followed policy changes instigated by those who have been subjugated to injustice.
Despite whatever bad and good feelings/experiences this adoptee has had, this adoptee is still a rational / logical being, and logic tells this adoptee that the adoption solution is no solution at all.
Until adoption industry pressure on this society is curtailed, and until law is enacted to preserve families and the civil rights of adoptees, and until PAP money stops perverting politics and driving market forces, the Korean people will never get a real opportunity to evolve or grow into their civilized potential.