Family preservation. Pouring all the resources that go into adoption into keeping the child with a biological family member. Imagine if the thousands of dollars that are spent adopting a child went to supporting vulnerable parents instead? Obviously there are cases when adoption is absolutely best, but there are more when it is not. Infertility in one family is not reason to break up another. But adoption is a billion dollar industry, and entitled white people who want to be parents are a powerful demographic. There is plenty of grey area, but you are right, it is tragic, and it is time we talked about that.

I got my first TV writing job at 48, took 26 years to find my birth family. It’s never too late, you’re never too old. Keep going. lostinadoptionland@gmail.com

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