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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ETHICS 023
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Title The Complexity of Adoption Ethics
Author GROENING Marlee
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Date published/issue 00-00-0000
Date received 00-00-2003
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Publisher Adoptive Families Association of BC, Canada - www.bcadoption.com
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Page 3 p
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Index Ethics
Improper-gain
Adoption-intercountry
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Free text The author is co-chair of Families with Children from China as well as the mother of a girl adopted from China. In this article, she asks questions pertaining to the "complex, controversial and emotionally charged arena of adoption ethics". While admitting that it is normal for all parents to want a healthy child, the author argues that "the adoption process perpetuates the commoditization of children...where the consumer demands drive the characteristics of commodities, which in this case are healthy babies."

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