Uganda getting pushed to become next “Hot adoption” Supply country
As international adoptions have flourished, so has evidence that babies in many countries are being systematically bought, coerced, and stolen away from their birth families. Nearly half the 40 countries listed by the U.S. State Department as the top sources for international adoption over the past 15 years — places such as Belarus, Brazil, Ethiopia, Honduras, Peru, and Romania — have at least temporarily halted adoptions or been prevented from sending children to the United States because of serious concerns about corruption and kidnapping. And yet when a country is closed due to corruption, many adoption agencies simply transfer their clients’ hopes to the next “hot” country. That country abruptly experiences a spike in infants and toddlers adopted overseas — until it too is forced to shut its doors.
- The requirements that adoptive parents must live in Uganda for three years and foster the child for the same sum of time have been taken away
- Holt International (founding behemoth of all Western adoption agencies) announced a pilot program
- Mainstream liberal outlets hand-wringing/salivating over Uganda’s birthrate, which is ranked second highest in the world
- KONY 2012 DIDN’T HELP ANY
(But seriously, fuck you Jason Russell & co. - yet another case study of White Savior Industrial Complex doing more harm than good in unforeseen ways that are denied recognition even once they’re in sight)
LOATHING EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW
omfg, can we just call out the fucking colonialism??? christianists and oil companies are sending bibles and bullets into the country and extracting money, leaving poverty, disease and murder in their wake. the criminals are white.