Westerners have been sold the myth of a world orphan crisis. We are told that millions of children are waiting for their “forever families” to rescue them from lives of abandonment and abuse. But many of the infants and toddlers being adopted by Western parents today are not orphans at all. — E.J. Graff, Foreign Policy
This is truly tragic: American couples unwittingly finance the theft of foreign children from their parents, while American babies that could be adopted are aborted instead. “There are simply not enough healthy, adoptable infants to meet Western demand,” says Graff, but this is not true. The number of babies aborted in this country every year far exceeds the demand for adoption, and there are agencies that help unwed mothers forego abortion in favor of adoption. Why can’t the media glamourize a far superior option?