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How to buy a baby

People who adopt are regularly accused of "buying a baby".

Now, here's how to go about it.

Find yourself a small, extremely poor African country.

Offer that country millions of dollars to start an orphanage.

Mention that, oh, by the way, you'd like to adopt.

Watch the country trot out 12 likely candidates for you, and fall all over itself ignoring its own laws requiring out-of-country couples seeking to adopt to reside there for a year before applying.

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posted by Kate @ 10/13/2006 07:24:00 PM  
  • At 10/14/2006 10:59:00 AM, Blogger MomEtc. said…

    Gosh, Kate, I want to blog about this but I don't know where to begin. There are so many things wrong with what she's doing. It's disgusting.

  • At 10/14/2006 02:49:00 PM, Blogger scribbit said…

    Aren't you tired of celebrities purchasing children as accessories and public relations stunts? Not to mention that growing up as one of Madonna's children can't be any better than growing up in poverty in Africa, morally speaking.

  • At 10/14/2006 06:58:00 PM, Blogger Frances said…

    I am sick of celebrities and their "rainbow tribe" making! Meg Ryan supposedly got in queue for China just like the rest of us. Want to bet that is not true?

  • At 10/15/2006 06:12:00 PM, Blogger Space Mom said…

    Now that is sick.... I feel terrible for every child that was brought out. sigh..

  • At 10/16/2006 09:11:00 PM, Blogger Kate said…

    MomEtc.--It does seem as if she waltzed right in, flashed the dollars, and waltzed right out with a baby. Wouldn't it be nice if it were that easy for everyone? (No, not really, but I do admit to envy at the ease.)

    Scribbit--It does seem that way, doesn't it? Sort of the "thing to do de jour".

    Frances--Actually, while I was on APC, I swear I saw a post or two by MR. I'm pretty sure she went through the whole wait, just like everyone else, as a result. (Of course, when I went searching, I couldn't find those posts, so maybe I'm imagining things. But I do remember reading someone's post and thinking, "Hunh...What would it be like going through life with Meg Ryan's name?")

    Spacemom--Luckily, they were all babies, so it probably didn't sink in as to what was going on. I do think of The Cider House Rules--the scenes where the kids in the orphanage were all waiting to be chosen.

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