Read the complete HuffPost article: Voices From AdoptionLand.
Compiled by Janine and Jenette Vance, AdoptionLand: From Orphans to Activists is an indispensable contribution to adoption literature. The essays, poems, and letters in this compilation reflect the thoughts, feelings, the souls of those who inhabit Adoptionland — a place of truth and acceptance for the casualties of the demand for children.
The anthology brings together twenty-eight men and women. Many are internationally and/or inter-racially adopted. Asian babies are scattered around the globe like seeds in the wind, hoping some will flourish. One taken from Germany and another sent to Germany illustrates the haphazard irrationality of international adoption and begs the question:
How this could be in the best interest of the children?
Interspersed with the voices of these adoptees are mothers and a father who lost their children to adoption. Cameron Horn writes:
“We are the parents of the missing children. …I am a parent of a missing child. I don’t know where she is. I’ve had a reunion. I’ve seen her for five minutes in 32 years. I don’t know where she is.”
AdoptionLand is the place where the two combine.
It is the place where those whose lives have been irrevocably changed by adoption dwell.
Tinan Leroy describes his experience in the limbo nether land of adoption. On his first trip to back to his homeland, Haiti, he says,
“I thought that I belonged to two worlds. It occurs to me now that I do not belong to either.”
Read the complete Excerpts from HuffPost: The History of Child Adoption.
Janine Myung Ja, the author of Adoption: What You Should Know (now on audio), is the compiler and co-editor of two anthologies: Adoptionland: From Orphans to Activists and The ‘Unknown’ Culture Club: Korean Adoptees, Then and Now.
Janine’s exploration of adoption is far more than a history. She critically examines the “Cult–ure” revealing the hidden side of adoption that has been systematically kept from public view for the benefit of profits.”
“ . . . the inception and growth of the adoption industry, focusing on its roots and its never-ending life-altering consequences kept from public awareness” for “the benefit of profits and proselytizing.”
By Mirah Riben is a contributor and an author who writes about issues of social justice with a focus on exposing the corruption in the child adoption industry.
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