Not for-profit

I seriously started looking into the wheelings and dealings of the adoption industry, when coming across the work of David Smolin, who wrote several papers on the issue of child trafficking in relation to international adoption. In these papers Smolin tells how in third world countries money is made by putting pressure on women with just born babies, by stealing babies and by corrupt orphanages.

This is the darkest side of adoption and has such an appalling appeal, that news agencies pick up on it, and rightfully so. This is profiting from other peoples misery to its fullest extent.

Part of that same adoption industry are the adoption agencies, some of them for profit, but a lot promote themselves as not for-profit organizations, that way avoiding the smell of money around their enterprises. Sounds like improvement, doesn't it? Well don't be fooled. Not for-profit adoption agencies have a staff of social workers a director, administative personel etc. They have to, otherwise the wouldn't operate professionally. Not for-profit organizations are part of the same economy as their for-profit counterparts, need a steady income just as much and their modus operandi is not all that different.

Each social worker, operating on behalf of an adoption agency, is for his bread and butter dependant on the number of adoptions his agency is able to pull off. Some social workers are married, have children, making the number of people dependant on the income of the agency all the larger. How can anyone claim the best interest of a child is served under such conditions?

Not for-profit is just a slogan to appease the concern of some prospective adoptive parents, in the end its the same old industry over again and it keeps a pressuring for more and more babies for their clientele.


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