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Ways to Stop the Madness

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from Unicef’s Position on Intercountry Adoption

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which guides UNICEF’s work, clearly states that every child has the right to know and be cared for by his or her own parents, whenever possible. Recognising this, and the value and importance of families in children’s lives, UNICEF believes that families needing support to care for their children should receive it, and that alternative means of caring for a child should only be considered when, despite this assistance, a child’s family is unavailable, unable or unwilling to care for him or her.

Imagine – a charity daring to look at the source of the problem and caring enough to PREVENT relinquishment and abandonment of children.

Give 2 Asia

instead of undermining the culture through destabilizing families by supporting a market for their babies, help support unwed mothers and struggling communities. here you’ll find an umbrella for many grass roots organizations that do real work for real change to improve lives at the source.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

yup, they’re still around and still doing an awesome job –

hanging out with kids, offering support, providing relief to some stressed out kids and families.


Mentor foster children who have aged out of the system, about to enter college while also living on their own outside of an institution for the very first time. It’s all all on-line and is such a little commitment compared to what it means to a former foster kid, have an extra lifeline.

This is a program offering of the Orphan Foundation of America, which also donates gifts to children in group homes who otherwise are allowed to own nothing personal of their own.

World Vision

There are many ways to save children besides the radical surgery of removing them from their country, their culture, and their extended families. Sponsoring is still an effective way to make a difference in the life of a child, (as is anything to make the parent’s livlihood more viable) So instead of spending $20,000-$50,000 on an international adoption, imagine how much value you can get out of your money, how many more people you can help, and all without changing the identity of another human being.


Puts an end to child trafficking by providing education, food, and hope.

Written by girl4708

September 27, 2008 at 11:31 pm

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  1. To ‘rescue’ around 100 children through intercountry adoption per year for 20 years, costs around 261 MILLION dollars (that’s at $25,000 initial costs + $10,000 a year to upkeep the child). That’s to ‘rescue’ at total of 2,000 children in 20 years. It is probaby a lot higher cost than this but lets be conservative. So imagine, if you could band together prospective adopters to pool their resources and adopt a series of 3rd world orphanages (rahter than remove the chosen few children for intercountry adoption) how much rescuing could be done, how many MORE children would be positively effected, without the trauma of being removed from their culture and communities? How much could $261,000,000 (US or Aust or Euros – whatever you want to use) do in a country like Vietnam, or Romania or Korea or Brazil – or any other country westerners ponce into to take a child unto themselves. For this reason alone (the unmitigated waste of western dollars) adoption should be regarded as immoral. let alone all the other problems it brings.

    Fuz Capp

    September 25, 2012 at 3:28 am

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