There are many aspects to adoption. People need to separate them out. There is the personal experience of adoption but there is also the institutional experience. While the personal experience may have been positive for some people; the institutional experience for many was not. There was no due process. A person’s interests would have been protected more if they were mortgaging a property. But, of course, there was no perceived shame in mortgaging a property. There was plenty of shame imposed on out-of-wedlock pregnancy.
Unfortunately, we here at UM will have to wait until the Dan Rather Program goes on-line. It is not on television in Canada anywhere as far as I know. If you are somewhere where you can watch it, it’s on at 8 o’clock eastern.