After yesterday’s video, I was feeling like some of the adoption from Africa was borderline trafficking.
Now that I’ve seen this documentary, I’m afraid the situation is worse than I thought.
Mercy Mercy is a documentary following an adoption story of two children, Masho and Robba, from Ethiopia. The film follows both the biological parents and the adoptive parents.
Yes, you read correctly. I said: Biological parents.
How could children be adopted when they have biological parents?
I thought the same thing.
After watching Mercy Mercy, I completely question the ethics and practices of International adoption. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are plenty of legit adoptions going on all of the world. However, this documentary highlights what is going horribly wrong with International adoption.
This is human trafficking.
Take the hour and a half to sit down and watch this film. The world needs to know what’s going on, so we can not only avoid this, but perhaps generate some solutions.
Here it is:
How much does the Western world need?
Isn’t it enough that we have most of the world’s wealth that we must take the world’s children, too?
My heart cries out for these parents and children. If we truly want what’s best for these children, if we truly love them, why must they be ripped away (or in some cases sold so that their parents can afford to raise their siblings) from their parents and culture?
I was overwhelmed with the amount of lies feed to these biological parents.
This problem is only perpetuated by Western couples wanting to have children to call their own and not saving children. I know there are those children that are really rescued. I know families who have adopted children who were truly orphans and needed to be cared for and rescued, but I am afraid Mercy Mercy revels an ugly underbelly of what is happening far too often.
It’s funny they’re not having this problem in the Eastern block countries with children who have special needs.