Adam Pertman, who we might describe as a “secular evangelizer” for adoption, is going to be speaking at the Ethical Society of Boston on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Belmont. The title of the lecture is: “A Revolution in the Family—Adoption’s Impact on Us All”.
Overlooking the cynical use of the word “revolution” here, as well as the reliance on bourgeois cosmopolitanism as defining the entirety of society, please take some time to write to the Ethical Society at the email below and express your view concerning the “ethics” of adoption as concerns not hearing the voices of those most “impacted”, and instead only hearing from those with an invested interest in the industry and practice. We need to shift this dialogue to at least something resembling a balance of voices, instead of the tired mythologies and affirmations from the Usual Suspects.
If you’re in the Boston area, perhaps you might have the time to stop by and “ask a few questions”; hand out leaflets; make sure our voices are heard. Finally, it might be worth contacting the members of the Board of Directors to explain the inherent contradiction of putting “adoption” and “ethics” in the same sentence, when only one view of adoption is conveyed.
Ethical Society of Boston email: ESBoston@BostonEthical.org