The Truth About the Adoption Industry

truth about the adoption industry profitsWhat the Adoption Agencies & Professionals Don’t Want You to Know About Adoption in the USA

Most people view adoption as a wonderful altruistic act that is a win win for all parties involved.  The birth parents cannot raise a child for whatever reason and other, more establish couples are waiting to have children or add to their families and they cannot.  The general consensus is “Finding homes for all those unwanted children.” It sounds like a adoption is meeting the needs of society.

The problem is that adoption is a business, a big business.  There is lots of money to be had by those who make their living from the transferring of parental rights from one party to another.  If adoption was truly a societal need, then there wouldn’t be such profits to be had.

Money and Profit in US Adoptions

Adoption is over a 13 billion dollar a year industry by anyone’s best approximation. Just like actual adoption statistics, there is not one governing body that oversees adoption practices. Most of us have to base the numbers off of a study done in 1999 that had actual numbers and an estimated growth rate. The  profits to be had by adoption professionals break out like this:

Projected profits of Adoption Industry to 2015

 

Newer studies have documented as a much greater than projected amount; 13 Billion dollars is the best number available now for the Adoption & Child Welfare Services Industry.

Thirteen Billion Dollars Made in Revenue from the Adoption Industry

My Must Read about the Adoption Industry

I write a lot about the adoption industry because in my opinion, they are the root of the issue. They exploit the desires and needs of prospective adoptive parents  and tell them what they want to hear because they need their money. They exploit the birth mothers and tell them what they want to hear because they need their babies. They do thing like create “non-profits’ to cover their trails and make people think they are not in it for the money  and use crisis pregnancy centers to  recruit women at risk.

These are a few posts that tell the story:

I wrote this back in 2007 when I had first broken my arm. Since then I have made a point of collecting the tax returns of all the parties. Nothing has changed.

There is the whole adoption whitepaper online and a PDF of the white paper that is available to download.

This is a full copy of the 2000 publication from the Family Research Council that is aimed at understanding why more women do not relinquish their children for adoption and what can be done to change that.  It recommends that counselors must be trained to give women sound reasons that will counter the desires to keep their babies. Such as reinforce the notion that it takes strong, mature woman to place a child for adoption. It teaches that pregnancy counselors must communicate that adoption can be an heroic, responsible choice and that the child benefits tremendously.

This is also a full digital copy of the 2007 publication from the Family Research Council and the National Council for Adoption. It’s really like a “How to Create an Kool-Aide Drinking Happy Birthmother” guide. It reads like an demonstration of the actual twisting of the mind of a women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and the creation form that women, into a birthmother.

More Posts on the Truth of the Adoption Industry



Donna Ames Isn’t As Innocent As She Claims To Be

bringbabyelliotthome copy

Why was Donna able to bring Kimberly to court to sign a pre-birth consent but did not complete the process that Donna initiated when she was informed that Kimberly would NOT be going through with an adoption? As an attorney, she led her into a legal process and then removed herself from the situation and left Kimberly with no legal representation to assure that her wishes, to parent her baby, were indeed carried out. At the very least, what Donna did was not ethical by the standards set forth in most Bar Associations. read more…

Let Me Just Clarify; More Details of the Adoption Rocks Donna Ames Adoption Ring

right before his two week check up

So, tell me again, Donna, how it was clear to Kimberly that you were not representing her best interests as well. In fact, the ethical thing that an attorney would do, you know, one that has ethics, would be to withdraw the pre-birth consent upon being told by a pregnant mother she does not wish to continue with an adoption. Instead Donna withdrew herself from the case to keep her hands from looking dirty, well, in my opinion. I don’t know exactly why Donna didn’t withdraw the pre-birth consent for Kim, who was obviously unaware that it needed to be done. I can only assume it’s because she has no ethics. Other people seem to agree with that opinion. read more…

Wrongful Adoption: Return Baby Elliott, Part I

James Elliott Rossler at two weeks old

Kim made one phone call that changed her life dramatically. She thought she was calling an adoption agency by the name of Adoption Rocks – the first to pop up in her Google search. Unbeknownst to her, she was in fact she was calling an attorney named Donna Ames who called her back Sunday evening at 6pm and arranged for them to meet for lunch the very next day read more…

Wrongful Adoption: Return Baby Elliott, Part II

four days old.=

Kim has been told now that she needed to withdraw her pre-birth consent in writing, something she was never told. She was, in fact, told that final papers would be signed after the birth and that she then had five days to withdraw.

Judge Don Davis, who signed the consent is on the Board of Directors of Adoption Rocks, and Donna Ames, the attorney for Adoption Rocks – who was the only attorney “representing” Kim, is a major donor to Judge Davis’ re-election campaign, making this case and all other adoptions of Adoption Rocks reek of conflict of interest, misrepresentation, fraud, deception, and undue influence. read more…

Adoption Rocks Ponzi Scheme and the Donna Ames Empire

Adoption ' rocks" unethcial baby kidnapping in Alabama

Unregulated, unchecked, adoption industry run a muck. That’s what this is. And here we have Kim. Her child ripped away from her. Kate Sharp, of Harbert Realty in Birmingham, Alabama, the woman she still thinks would be a good mom. This woman made all of this come together. Her own selfish desires to be a mother instigated the legal kidnapping of SOMEONE ELSE’S BABY because of a legal loophole (and poor legal representation and legal advice). How could anyone take someone else’s baby if they didn’t want to give it to you. How does Kate sleep with herself at night? read more…

Pretty Much a Birthmother’s Nightmare

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I mean thank GOD that I had at least a warning that they were going to be there. Can you image if you didn’t expect your agency and they were in your face! They are just lucky that I HAD mentally prepared or the emotional side of me might have taken hold and I might not have been civil and gracious. In fact, the right thing to do on their part would have been to send me a email or note before hand, explaining that they were going to be there for their CEUs and that IF I was open to it, then they would like to take the opportunity to say hello face to face. At least that would have considered my needs and treated me like a valuable person worth of an opinion and having valid feelings. Instead, I somehow feel again like “just a birthmother” whose feelings come last and just don’t matter. That will not work for me anymore! read more…

Illinois SB1670 Decreasing the Rights of Natural Parents to Their Children

More Garbage the Pretends to “Save” Babies; There is an amendment comin’ down the pike that will make it even more difficult for a mother who may have relinquished her infant under Illinois’ Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act change her mind and get her child back. And will codify that the child will have a foundling birth certificate. read more…

Opposition to Adoptee Rights in Missouri

Missouri Adoptee Rights Legisaltion and OBC access

Help Missouri Adoptees

It is URGENT that Adoptee Rights supporters come out in full force Monday March 16th. This is the hearing for the agency bill HB1112, and we need to show strong opposition. We need to gather anyone who can be there IN PERSON to support HB647. They don’t all have to speak, and they can be friends, neighbors, co-workers whoever can fill seats on our behalf. read more…

Arkansas Bill HB 1648 Would Prohibit ‘Rehoming’ Adopted Children

A Positive Change Brought about by the Justin Harris Mess; HOUSE BILL 1648 PROHIBIT PRIVATE TRANSFERS OF ADOPTED 9 CHILDREN EXCEPT TO RELATIVES If HB 1648 is passed, then Adoption Rehoming in Arkansas will be a felony! read more…

Finally! Accurate Data on Profits in Adoption

380 .9 million profits adoption

So if out of the 14.1 billion is 100% of the revenue, adoption’s 8.2% equals $1,156,200,000.00 in revenue and out of the $380,900,000.00 in profits, adoption’s 8.2% portion results in $31,233,800.00.
Now this “adoption” category does includes both licensed agencies and unlicensed facilitators that arrange adoptions, but does NOT seem to include the attorneys and legal fees.
So REALLY if we want to sound like we know what we are talking about then Adoption services by agencies and facilitators ALONE are supposed to bring in over 30 MILLION dollars in PROFIT in 2015. read more…

NY’s Surrogacy Bills #A04319 and S02765

NY’s Child-Parent Security Act #A04319 and S02765 has been introduced to legalize compensated surrogacy in New York, and provide “protections” that ensure surrogates are entering into legal agreements and there’s no question that the intended parents of the child have full rights that they paid for.
Of course, also included in the proposed legislation are the already archaic practice of sealing the ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE. read more…

When the Adoption Experts are Wrong

birthmother blues adoptive families bad advice

So what I read is a educated therapist adoption professional who SHOULD have access to all the known research of birthmother grief and is seemingly choosing to ignore it instead repeating the propaganda laden ideals of how we WANT adoption to be. The studies clearly state that our grief intensifies over time. There is no peace. A birthmother’s grief is continuous, disenfranchised and complicated. An “article” like this only serves to lead both adoptive parents and any birthmothers up to fail. This supposed two year window sets a stage where people are going to expect that grief will lessen after two years which is a direct contradiction of the research. Now granted there is limited research on birthmother grief, but that gives even more reasoning to expect that Ms. Mantell should be familiar with the facts she speaks of. read more…