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.

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No Justice Today for Baby Camden

Not in the "Best Interest" of this Baby

I am very saddened to have to say that this afternoon, the judge granted Adoption by Gentle Care’s motion to dismiss the Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Ohio Juvenile Court.
In other words, we lost in court.
Today we hurt. The message that this Ohio court has sent to the adoption industry is very clear. Adoption Agencies can do whatever they want in order to procure babies for adoption. Adoption Agencies do not need to follow laws. Adoption Agencies are not held accountable. It’s really a complete no man’s land when it comes to the regulation and accountability of adoption. There is no justice. read more…

Adoption: No, NOT Much has Changed in 40 Years

cub the birth parent group

Lee Campbell might as well be the prophet of doom as she speaks about how the pro-adoption stance is growing and how the demand for adoption has begun to increase the stories of forced adoption, unethical practices, and unnecessary separation of families. She calls it.. right on the nose.. THIRTY YEARS AGO. read more…

Adoption by Gentle Care; Digging an Even Deeper Hole

AGC a COlumbus Ohio Based Adoption Agency with a bad reputation

Adoption by Gentle Care is back talking on Facebook. How are they controlling the message and maybe not look like a really unethical and non caring adoption agency? It seems like the course in online reputation management that they took advised AGC to some highly “black hat” ( that’s “unethical” in SEO terms) techniques. I thought it might be fun to take some time out and look into what we can SEE Adoption by Gentle Care doing right now on the public forums. read more…

The Act of Redemption in the Adoption Process

• In doing what is best for her child, she fulfills her need to see herself as a good mother and accept the pain of relinquishment. In this way, she transforms agony of the entire story into a redemptive experience where she becomes a heroine in her own eyes and in the eyes of others.

Yes, if I am trying to be completely honest and self aware, then I have to admit that some aspect of my motivation to do this work, my obsession with all things adoption, is a form of redemption. I can see that I am making up for the mistake of relinquishment, but I am not 100% sure who I am redeeming myself to. read more…

New Jersey’s Golden Cradle Adoption Inc; More Unethical Adoption Agency Hyjinks 

case of a revocation of an adoption relinquishment consent in Pennsylvania, but Golden Cradle Adoption is insisting that the Adoption in a New Jersey Adoption.

Met Ana; she was told that she had the 30 day revocation timeframe under PA law because she is from PA, she lives in PA, she was told the family lived in PA, and the baby was born in PA, only to now be told that it’s a New Jersey adoption. Of course, New Jersey does not have a revocation of adoption consent period recognized by law. How convenient. read more…

When Newborns are Shuffled Around in Legal Shell Games

Not in the "Best Interest" of this Baby

And I am frustrated, now completely, in the manner that this moves along legally. When a newborns life and well being hangs in the balance, and his lifelong issues of trust and security are being compromised, this becomes a game of legal motions, petitions, actions, courts and stays. I swear there should be some kind of judicial rush that comes into play when a child’s life and well being hangs in balance. Yet, case after case, we watch as the games drag on, financials are drained and the child is the one used like a pawn of adults and agencies with their own agenda. Then the courts have the nerve to rule on a child’s best interest when they themselves had a hand in causing the pain and loss that will accompany almost any outcome. read more…

The Crucifixion of Carri; How to Make her Less Than a Human Being Worthy of Compassion

adoption by gentle care sends in the credibility troll

I know how this story goes. Grayson Vaughn’s father Benjamin was a “criminal”, Dusten Brown was a “deadbeat dad” and I suppose Carri must require some sort of character assassination as well. read more…

Updating on the Current UnEthical Adoption in Ohio

This CAN be over any minute. If the HAP’s returned Camden to Adoption by Gentle Care and aren’t willing to take the bullet; if the DNA results prove that they will fighting both an illegal consent of the mother and a refusal to consent from a father, then it just might be too much for these unethical characters. read more…

Adoption by Gentle Care; An Adoption Agency in Ohio Not so Gentle, Not so Caring

AGC a COlumbus Ohio Based Adoption Agency with a bad reputation

I don’t need to tell you what to do. I don’t need to tell you to be outraged. I don’t need to tell you how to feel about this mother and baby boy. I just ask that you help me do something. He is only 3 weeks old. He doesn’t have to remembered this like Veronica Brown. read more…

Adoption Advocates International Shuts Down!

declining numbers of international adoptions in the USA

One chart counts children and the other chart counts millions of dollars in profits and revenue for ONE adoption agency. They really shouldn’t correlate, should they? If adoption was ethical and not a business and not based on supply and demand than these two charts should not relate to each other at all, right? Especially a fine accredited long standing nonprofit adoption agency like Adoption Advocates International that has “saved” children for 30 years. read more…

The Rich Do Not Relinquish Children to Adoption

The rich do not relinquish their children to adoption

Despite how wonderful a choice those in the adoption industry would like the world to believe, mothers do not want to give up their babies for adoption and that can be easily seen as the rich do not relinquish. read more…

Same Sex Couples: Don’t Let Your Equality Turn You Into Oppressors

If you believe that you need, want, desire, have a right to, can only accept, are entitled, or even have made a “choice” that an infant though domestic infant adoption (or surrogacy) is the way to go, then please let me warn you that you are in great danger of becoming exactly what you have fought against for so long. You are entering a slippery slope where you are in great danger of becoming the oppressor. read more…

Q: What Does it Take to Close Unethical Adoption Agencies Down?

I’m not sure how long an adoption agency should be allowed to thumb their noises at carefully spelled out rules and laws especially when dealing with the welfare of human beings especially children, but ten years and 17 pages is way too much for me. read more…