Saturday, December 29, 2012
Putin has gone and done it. Told folks here in the US that they won't be able to adopt the Russian children.
Now, there are scads of children here in the US needing to be adopted. But they are usually the wrong color for the folks wishing to adopt. So heading over to nominally white Russia allows folks the color option they so desire.
I agree with Vlad on this. Russia is fully capable of taking care of its own children. It is us here in the US who need to look at our mirror. I would agree that, if there were no children available for adoption in the US, going to another country and adopting is a fine gesture, but if there are children here in the US who need adoption, it is absurd to let folks get away with looking around for different models.
I can here the screaming now. Mostly from the lawyers and caseworkers here in the US who make their living charging absurd sums for the paperwork and bureaucracy-management needed for this venture. The sums are staggering to most folks.
Naw, I am good with this. Keep it up Vlad. I think that it is more important to fix our problems than try to go off and save the rest of the world.
at 8:52:00 AM