Thursday, March 04, 2010

so tired of this shit

last august, a boy was killed by his parents. normally, that would have nothing to do with me but because the boy was adopted, suddenly we have another hurdle in our adoption. he wasn't even adopted from this country. it doesn't matter. it made the news here and so it's still going to affect our petition to adopt in the local courts.

what won't affect our adoption are all the cases of the children who have been adopted who weren't murdered. nor does it matter that there are thousands more well treated adoptees than murdered ones. the well treated ones don't make the news. adoption policy is developed through reactions to news stories, and not, for the most part, non-news stories.