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Adoption news and analysis from The Nation
December 7, 2021
What We Get Wrong About Adoption
Activists and political leaders promote adoption as a social good, looking past the complex experiences of adoptees and the parents who relinquish them.
Jessica M. Harrison
March 15, 2021
How Covid-19 Supercharged a Foster System Crisis
Parents are losing their kids as they struggle to navigate bureaucracies upended by the pandemic.
September 14, 2020
Why Are We Still Ignoring Former Foster Children’s Votes?
One out of every 20 children will spend some time in foster care. Yet their needs have largely been ignored during the presidential election.
May 19, 2020
What Happens When You Age Out of Foster Care During a Pandemic?
Advocates say state governors can instruct their state child welfare systems to keep kids in their care, even if they age out during this time—but will they?
July 26, 2018
Our Foster-Care System Shouldn’t Separate Families Either
It’s not just our immigration system; taking children away from their parents should always be a last resort.
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June 15, 2018
South Carolina Sought an Exemption to Allow a Foster-Care Agency to Discriminate Against Non-Christians
Governor Henry McMaster personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries.
August 2, 2016
These Korean Adoptees Grew Up Like Typical American Kids. Then They Learned They Weren’t Citizens.
Many of these adoptees have been unable to hold steady jobs or travel back to Korea. Some have been deported.
Alyssa Jeong Perry
January 9, 2014
What Melissa Harris-Perry Really Said About Transracial Adoption
Why I stand with MHP—and why you should too.
May 17, 2013
Why Christians Like Me Should Listen to Critiques of Evangelical Adoption
I’d like to believe my sons’ best life is in my home, and not with their first families. But Christians committed to justice need to remember we are not entitled to other people’s children.
Melanie Springer Mock
April 21, 2011
The Evangelical Adoption Crusade
Declaring a global “orphan crisis,” US evangelicals ride to the rescue—with unintended results.