I found this story on the AP wire about a Guatamala judge demanding the return of an adopted child in the States inspiring, because it answers for me the question “how might adoption end”?
I’ve stated it often, in piques of hyperbole, that mothers worldwide should be empowered to take their children back, and now we see it put to the test. This ties into liberation movements, anti-colonialism movements, etc. so there is common ground with other groups.
Most importantly, it relieves us of having to talk to, convince, engage with, or otherwise put up with P/APs who “know best [for us]”, and whose starting premise is that adoption is a given. I’ve gotten very tired of this line of thinking.
How many court cases would it take to turn things around? I don’t think so many. Why should we settle for just contact rights, or access to true information? Bring the children home.