Is Adoption A Feminist Issue?
Editor's note: If you've adopted a child--or are an adoptee yourself--this post by Amanda at Declassified Adoptee will get you thinking about the connection between adoption and women's rights.--Mona
Feministe Asks Some Questions
How can or should we view adoption as a feminist issue? As a class, race, or disability issue? Whose rights stand to be compromised when adoption is or is not an available option?
Does every child have a right to be raised by the people whose genetic material helped create them?
Does every genetic parent have a right to raise their genetic children?
Do people who are unable (though biology or circumstance), or do not desire, to conceive children have a right to raise children?
If you believe adoption is problematic, what circumstances would make it less so?