Mercy Mercy – A Portrait of True Adoption is not an enigma. It is a stark reality of many families around the world face when it comes to International adoptions.
Mercy Mercy tells a story of International adoption tragedy. A tragedy being felt by far too many families in the developing world, as their children are being trafficked. Not sex trafficked or labor trafficked, but adopted by Westerners as these children are trafficked into orphanages.
How to Stop It
The most powerful way to curb the trafficking of children through International adoption is to educate those looking at International adoption as well as improving the ethics surrounding it. Unfortunately, some countries have been abused by these child traffickers that they’ve completely halted any International adoptions — and who can blame them!
48 Hours Investigates International Adoptions
48 Hours recently aired a news program titled, Perilous Journey, and shows how easy it is for good-hearted people to be sucked into the ugly side of International adoption. Take a look:
Shocking, isn’t it?
When you consider the cost of some International adoption — $60,000 I believe in this story — it seems as though sustainable systems could be put into place that would serve these children (and sometimes their families) better than taking them from their own country and culture.
SOURCE: CBS News