Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. – Frederick Douglas
Please read this not once but twice. Read once and feel the shock of it and then read it again and imagine you are that mother.
A friend of mine, an Easter House mother in reunion, recently shared something I have never heard before. Perhaps it has happened others. Perhaps you have heard of it. Perhaps it happened to you. I just never heard of it before and it shocks and disgusts me.
What is it?
Well, friend informed me that after surrendering her child in open court (per the state regulations for the state she lived in) with agency caseworker standing at her side, the judge sentenced her to complete community service.
Read that? Community Service. Like a criminal. Which act was criminal I wonder? Sex outside of marriage? Giving up her child? Hmm? What warranted community service?
After a baby brokering agency (unknown to her at the time) helps her to give her child a “better” life, the judge in the case requires her to complete COMMUNITY SERVICE.
I am gonna say it again.
Isn’t giving up your child that mythical “better life” enough community service? How about the fact that you are making some infertile families dream come true so they can pretend your child was “as if born” to them? That seems to a valuable community service many agencies believe mothers provide, being a breeder for someone else. Isn’t that a enough service?
Really? Community service?
Where does the insanity stop?
Sentencing surrendering mothers to community service?
I am sickened. Truly disgusted.
I thought I had seen it all. Thought I had heard every horror story imaginable but apparently not.
Now please, read this a second time and this time pretend you are that mother, a few days post partum, aching for your child, having to stand up in court with baby brokering agency rep beside you and then to your surprise, being ordered to complete community service.
Or maybe you would like to pretend you are the adoptive parents of that child. How would you like to know that in order for you to get your dream child the mother was ordered to complete community service as a condition of her release back into the world sans her child?