Sex as a Sacrament | Real Intent
Once these features of our adoption policies are clearly identified, itbecomes quite apparent that there are striking parallels between the generallicensing program I have advocated and our present adoption system.
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Thank you for writing this stunning piece!! I have 2 children, and relate so much to your story. My first, now 12, has autism, global developmental delays, epilepsy and a variety of other diagnosis, and my little one (10 months) was born with complete bilateral cleft lip and palate and a hole in his heart. We are currently getting ready for his 3rd surgery and 5th hospitalization, and planning an early first birthday party, since it’s very likely he will still be recovering in the hospital the day he turns one. It can be isolating to have these amazing, yet different children. I have a hard time relating to moms of typical children, so it is so nice to read about other parents with similar feelings. All the best to you and your little girl!
Katz, When Parents Fail, Boston: Beacon Press, 197I) givingcustody of children back to their biological parents even though the parents hadabandoned them for years, and even though the children expressed a strong desireto stay with foster parents.
In "The Child, the Law, and the State" ( Children's Rights: Toward theLiberation of the Child, Leila Berg et al., New York: Praeger Publishers, I97I),Nan Berger persuasively argues that our adoption and foster care laws arecomprehensible only if children are regarded as the property of their parents.