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Earthquakes and adoption


When an earthquake hit Haiti last month, the newspapers were immediately filled with stories of children needed to be "saved" through adoption, and several governments almost immediately granted permission to remove children from the island.

Today I checked the news and not a single article referred to adoption of children from Chile. Not one.

Why is it that one earthquake immediately triggers the drive to adopt "orphans", while the other doesn't?

Oh, I forgot, Haiti already had a flourishing adoption business before their earthquake, while Chilean adoptions are rare.

by Simon on Sunday, 28 February 2010