"When money speaks, the truth keeps silent. – Russian Proverb"
An adoption "agency" in Illinois is sending letters to known adoptive family’s encouraging them to adopt again. Perhaps they have a back log (I doubt it) or perhaps they just want to make some money (highly likely). I wonder if the letter has a coupon in it? Perhaps a quantity discount? Maybe a "white sale" in January?
For the small price of $50,000 they promise a healthy infant in relatively short order.
Fifty thousand dollars.
Hmph. I am offended.
My daughter and adoptees like her in the 80s only cost between $15 and $25 thousand. Are todays babies more valuable? Why they appreciation? Do they have extra bells and whistles? Maybe a few extra appendages? Do they dance when they are born? Talk and walk? Maybe come equipped with a guaranteed IQ? Maybe they are one of the 4400 and have special powers?
Has the cost of a home study increased that much? Are the courts that much more expensive?
My mother likes to joke that my car cost more than the house she lives in. She bought it in the 1970s for $14K . My car cost over $20k. Imagine being told YOU cost more than the family car?
And I still say its ugly and nasty and you cannot put a price on our children or the pain caused by separating them from us.