At Scooping it up, I just read a post describing a post, since taken down, from prospective adoptive parents trying to adopt a child from Uganda, despite the fact that the child has a family and the family does not want her to be adopted. They've apparently spent hours trying to convince the family to relinquish the girl; they are showing the family pictures of their big house and describing what the child's life will be like in America. They've hired lawyers and are petitioning the embassy to issue her a visa. And you can read more about it from Semi-Feral Mom, including the fact that this prospective adoptive family referred to the child's grandmother throughout the post as "Grandmother from the Slums.”
I won't comment, since I didn't read the original post. But the discussion and comments at both Scooping it up and Semi-Feral Mom are important reads. It's always exciting to find other adoptive parents who get it. . . .
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