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Because I have an obligation to my daughter and her Mother.
Because too many children, first families and adoptive families have been hurt by unethical adoption practices.
Because I want to be a voice for the voiceless.
Because we all do better when we listen to victims of crime.
Because I want to be an ally.
Because every child deserves better than what the current adoption system allows.
Because I talk about adoption, and ethics cannot be divorced from that experience.
Because I have hope that the adoption system can be changed to meet the needs of children who need a permanent, loving, prepared and supported/supportive family.
Because I'm tired of being told that adoption conferences and online adoption forums are not the right environment to talk about adoption ethics.
Because hiding, minimalizing, or marginalizing stories of adoption fraud and corruption sends the message that they don't matter.
Because once my eyes were opened, I found I could not keep silent.
Because "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." (MLK)
Why do you talk about adoption ethics? If you aren't talking about adoption ethics, why not?