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



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…

Adoptee Rights Bills to Support in 2015

A new year is here and with that it is time to roll out the Adoptee Rights Bills to Support in 2015. Just like the 2014 and 2013 lists, this will be a living list where things like bill numbers do get updated. However, for the most recent activity on any one state’s pending legislation and needed support, please refer to the websites and Facebook pages. If you know of additional states where legislation is pending this year, please do let me know. read more…

Indiana Adoptee Rights; is 2015 the Year of Change?

Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records

For the last four years, we have tried to get a bill passed in the Indiana State Legislature that would equalize adoption law for all adoptees. Year after year, powerful interests in the adoption law community have ensured that it never got out of committee. This time, it’s going to be different. read more…

American Adoptions and Scott Mars’ Adoption Marketing Empire

american adoptions influnce on Camden Stearns unethical adoption

It’s obvious that American Adoptions under Scott Mars’ routine of smoke and mirrors, doesn’t take transparency and true accountability very seriously. And while perhaps Scott Mars did start his American Adoption empire with some nice misplaced foggy adoptee loyalty in the beginning, at this point and seeing all these internet marketing shenanigans, he is in so darn deep there is no way he is spared from the culpability and corruption. on the Adoption by Gentle Care and Camden case. read more…

What Does Adoption by Gentle Care, American Adoptions and Adoption Circle Have in Common?

Not Sure Here Either, but Let’s Look Into That!

Why Would ANY Adoption Agency Fight for This Baby?

american adoptions influnce on Camden Stearns unethical adoptionWhen people first learn about Carri and Camden’s story, the question that inevitably gets asked is, “Why?”  It’s what everyone seems to have such a huge problem getting their head around; “Why wouldn’t the adoption agency just give that baby back when the first adoptive family returned home? How can this be happening?”

I wonder that myself nearly every day. Carri and I still say it to each other all the time;  “Why won’t they just give him back?” And, really, we don’t know why. Adoption by Gentle Care says that the consent is legal and therefore it has to be upheld.  The history of this unethical adoption agencies dealings already speak for themselves. Behind closed doors, we know, they did consider returning Camden, but then, because of their public reputation being damaged, they decided to fight Carri.  Yes, it really is a revengeful act of punishment. read more…

Meanwhile Ohio Legislators Screw Over Fathers’ Rights

The Bill Hurts EVERYONE, but the Adoption Industry!

And yes, this bill is sneaky. The Father’s Rights groups in Ohio had NO idea this was happening. No other stakeholders have been asked. This bill is somehow being pushed through on behalf of the adoption industry as it benefits THEM. read more…