Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Only Criteria for Parental Relationship

According to the INS in this article is DNA testing and a genetic link. Apparently, it doesn't matter, if I have claimed a child and raised them as my own, believing them to be mine, if I want them to join me in the U.S. they have to be related by blood.

While this is not directly an adoption issue, it is certainly a demonstration of our culture and how they define the parental relationship and it is disturbing. No wonder it's hard to convince potential adoptive parents that a blood relationship does not define parental love when society certainly demonstrates this bias.

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