U.S Adoptions fueled by Guatemala kidnappings

May 28, 2008 at 1:32 pm (adopted, adopting, adoption, adoption reform, birthmother, birthparents, first mother) (, )

he whole article can be found here http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=4787761&page=1 and be warned it is heartbreaking. (if you have a heart to begin with) I am going to comment on a few parts of this article.

The story of Raquel Par hit a huge nerve with me. Most people can not imagine waking up to find their child is gone. Not just in another room or out with daddy but gone. Taken, stolen, not coming back. I read this mother’s tragic story and instantly was taken back to that horrid day 2 yrs ago. I don’t remember anything that happened after getting in the car to go to the hospital. I just woke up 2 days later to discover I was no longer pregnant. There are no words to describe the horror. One minute my baby was safe inside my body and the  next I had no idea where she was. Now stop for a minute and think about that. Seriously think about it hard. Put yourself in that situation. Imagine the feelings that would bring. Imagine what that does to a persons mind.

And like this poor woman in a distant country no one cared. The police did nothing. The agencies lied to keep me calm until they could do away with my claim. The judge didn’t care. No one cared. and to add insult to injury when a mom goes public she is called a liar. I am so thankful that someone listened to this mother. I pray her and her sweet baby are reunited soon.

There wasn’t much on the article that shocked me. I was shocked at the comments. Most of them stated the article shouldn’t have been written. I’m very sorry if some have a hard time reading these things. However, these women have a right to be heard. Their stories are important. They are just as important as all the happy dappy farting rainbow adoption stories I have to see everyday.

I often wonder why these stories make some people so defensive. If you know 100% for a fact your adoption was ethical it shouldn’t bother you.I think the people all up in arms have some doubt or guilt going on. They have to deny it ever happens out of fear that maybe… just maybe… the child they adopted was stolen too.



  1. Clare said,

    see http://www.liftingtheveil.org/foster07 .htm also
    hopefully the link works
    Part two is especially worth reading. It’s called Baby Shopping. I’d never even heard of this and this is here
    and now!

  2. Peach said,

    thanks for blogging ~ this is great.

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