Human Services and Letters and Opinion and Youth Development and Philanthropy

Don't treat children like commodities

December 1, 2008
I'm writing in response to the article "Indiana adoption agencies trying new strategies" from the Oct. 27 issue. As an adoptive mom, I was pleased to see an adoption article at the beginning of National Adoption Month (November). However, I was very disappointed in the use of the term "supply" in referring to the number of children waiting for their forever families.

While IBJ is a business publication, and adoption agencies are businesses, the use of the term was insensitive. Adoption agencies work to create families and these children are not commodities.

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Mandy Spitznagle
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