An Indian Adoptee Reclaims His Voice in the Desi Diaspora
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Adoptions Cost Money. That Is Not a Scandal.

May 28, 2020   
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Recently the New York Times published this article titled ‘ What I Spent to Adopt My Child: What 3 Couples Paid to Adopt.’ I thought the title about adoption fees was unnecessary.

Adoption, whether domestic or international requires money. Many adoptees are sensitive about discussing money and their adoption. The title seems inappropriate to me.

The main issues this article identifies could have easily been discussed with an alternative title.

I know some adoptees feel they were commodities in their adoptions. A title like this does not alleviate those concerns.

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