Sometimes I run across things that just make me sick.
Today, it’s the Dutch couple that have given up their 7-year-old adopted Korean daughter. As in, handed her over to social workers. Washed their hands of her.
They adopted her when she was 4 months old, and she has lived in Hong Kong since she was 3. She’s known no other life.
So these “parents” have abandoned their daughter. They must have had a good reason. But what reason could be so earth-shaking, so devastating, so gut-wrenching that they could hand their child over to strangers?
She didn’t “fit in” with their life-style.
Did I mention that the Dutch couple has had two biological children since the adoption? I’m certain that has nothing to do with it.
This poor kid, who was dropped off like a sack of dirty laundry at the tender age of 7, is neither a Dutch citizen, nor a resident of Hong Kong, so her status is uncertain.
Man, I hate people.
Madeline, at Strollerderby, thinks there may be more to this story. I hope she’s right, but I can’t imagine what could possibly justify a betrayal of such magnitude.
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(totally aside, I love your award from Miss C.)
Oh, yeah, there’s probably a bit more to the story. But anyone who would say that they’re giving up a child because of “lifestyle differences” has already lost my sympathy.
And I’ve got a lot of sympathy for adoptive parents who disrupt, because *usually* it’s the end result of lots of hard work and pain and heartache. But *usually*, APs who disrupt do their damndest to find new homes for their children. And if they find out there are issues with, say, citizenship that hinder finding a new home, they FIX THE GODDAMN PROBLEMS, they don’t just dump the kid.
So, sorry, no matter WHAT else was going on, these people get the P of the D award from me.
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