Adopting a Doll? Adoption dolls contribute to the exploitation of women
Many people say, "We have to adopt - what would happen to all those "unwanted babies" if we did not? The number
of supposedly "unwanted babies" seems to fluctuate based on the market demand, and on the adoptive buyers preferences.
In the 1960's, for example, Americans were told that millions of white babies were "unwanted" - yet black babies were
almost always "wanted".
The truth is that an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy
does not mean an unwanted baby. Nearly every baby is wanted by her mother - if not by her father, siblings, grandparents and
other family members. It may be true however, that certain families
are unwanted by those who
would maintain a patriarchal system - that is, families that are not of the "family-unit" type. Killing two
birds with one stone, those in power seek to decimate unwanted family types and supply the customers of "adoption services
" with babies. Babies
are used for adoption
- just like adoption dolls.
PURELY AMERICAN: LAWS, LIES AND LOVE, Dr. D. William Troxler, Capital College, 2000
"The giver is called the birth mother or biological mother or natural mother. These terms cloud the fact that a mother who 'gave up' her child was authoritatively deceived at a vulnerable moment
by her entire support system and the professionals who were supposed to serve her."
In reality, there is no such thing as a "birthmom" or "birthmother" - there is only the mother of the baby. Calling a mother by these dehumanizing terms and using biased adoption language may help to get more babies for adoption, but it does nothing to benefit the babies or the babies' families.
Domestic Adoption Baby Boom - exploiting American women and families (Infant Adoption, American Babies for Adoption)