September 24, 2013

The Christian baby-adoption racket

Skeptics of Veronica, Desaray cases call for closer look at private adoptions, laws

By Andrew KnappThe adoptive parents’ attorney said Pierce’s claims of coercion and deception were unfounded and that she and her son willingly agreed to settle. But the battle over 4-year-old Veronica and a new dispute over a 4-month-old named Desaray have stirred talk of similar accusations being rampant in other private adoptions. Both of those cases center on children with American Indian blood and the federal law that makes them more difficult to adopt.

But the larger issue, according to skeptics, is the allegation that some birth mothers, agencies and attorneys conceal adoptions and prevent birth fathers from asserting parental rights.

When it comes to Indian children, legal observers said attorneys have been emboldened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that Veronica’s father hadn’t helped her mother during pregnancy and therefore couldn’t use the Indian Child Welfare Act to gain custody. Desaray’s case could be the first one that tests that precedent.

Many of the private agencies operate with a Christian-themed mission to provide a future for babies born to parents who cannot properly care for a child.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Christian Adoption Groups Stereotype Indians and The Capobiancos Anti-Indian Agenda.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was on today and read a "most despicable things people have done to make a quick buck" article, and wondered where Maldonado was.

(Also, doesn't Maldonado mean "bad gift"? Who says names can't be meaningful.)