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Monday, November 28, 2011

More Celebrities Adopting

More and more celebrities are adopting. It's a trend. Obviously adopting will not fix the dire poverty in the village, country or continent where an orphan/adoptee was born. That doesn't matter. America becomes their new home and culture - but I wonder, what is American culture?
When celebrities like Madonna and Angelina Jolie made international adoption headlines, we heard nothing about their adopted children (of different skin and ancestry) who lose their language, identity, family connections and traditional diet. It’s taken for granted their adopted children will survive emotionally. Tabloids may cover these families intensely but it’s doubtful Madonna or Angelina will ever leak news about their children’s bonding issues, reactive attachment disorders or any signs of emotional trauma.
This is a repost from March 2010 which I think is very relevant to Adoption Awareness Month - just click AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: Lost Children, Lost Ones, Lost Birds: Think Tank: .

Have you read of any new celebrity adopters? Leave a comment here!

2 comments:

  1. The celebrity lifestyle is not suitable for adoptees.They'll be raised by a succession of nannies anyway.Amazing what money buys!!

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  2. You are correct Von - nanny after nanny we don't see - but celebrity's money and prestige is like that - ignoring what is real, ignoring hurting children, throwing money at them, and ignoring truth or what is hard to accept...Marie Osmond's sons suicide is one example that comes to mind...

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