Nice adoption trip post by PunditMom — and a series of good ones on Haiti from Adopt-a-tude. Harlow’s Monkey is an ongoing source of critical reflection on the world of international adoption from the perspective of an adult adoptee.
Adoption is complicated, as these blogs attest. Respect, personal and cultural, is the best foundation–and the world’s understanding of the dynamics of adoption (international, in-country, transracial and not) and of the effective responses to the needs of orphans and kids whose living parents can’t provide for them are evolving quickly. No easy answers but lots of room for the hard work of love and real family support.