Readings — From the February 2014 issue

Foster Scare

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From messages posted over the past five years to the Yahoo group Adopting-from-Disruption, where parents of adopted children offered them for “re-homing,” also known as adoption disruption. The group was shut down by Yahoo last September, after a Reuters investigation into the practice.

Since our daughter could talk, at age two, she has told us that she wishes she was in a Chinese family. She’s Chinese, we’re all American. I had wanted to go back for another daughter from China, but this one is so hard to love that I can tell you with absolute certainty I will never do it again.

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  • Berk

    This is incredibly depressing. People adopt hurting kids. They get a kid who acts out. The “parents” then want to get ride of them. They should have adopted dogs.

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