Adoption cat walk?
As the dust settles after last weeks “Adoption catwalk show” in Mato Grosso state, I find myself pondering the strong reactions people had nationally and internationally to the event which hoped to find families for the 18 children who were put on display. The event has been likened to a slave market and concerns about the psychological effect on the children have been raised. So what do I think? Would I put these children on display, in a centre of consumerism, neatly placed between the latest 4k wide screen smart TV and a beautiful pair of sequined shoes which would be just perfect for next weekend’s wedding? I don’t think I would. I don’t think I sends the right message about adoption to the prospective parents or the children who so desperately need a family. But having said that I also would not be so quick to judge. Although in the past years we have seen an increase of prospective parents being willing to adopt older children and sibling groups there are still fa