Does Adoption Mean Abandonment?
A Mother’s Day plea to stop equating adoption with abandonment
By Nina Easton,
May 11, 2013 12:52 AM EDT
The Washington Post
Nina Easton is Fortune magazine’s Washington columnist and a Fox News analyst.
In today’s America, a single woman facing a surprise pregnancy is likely to consider just two options: abortion or single motherhood. The third choice, adoption, carries such a social stigma that domestic placement of infants has plummeted — even as the number of parents desperate for a baby grows.