This blog has been languishing much like the effort to unseal adoption records in many U.S. States. Writing has kept me traveling since my last post, and many of the places I’ve traveled through and spent time in have variations of the adoption laws I’ve commented on. It was depressing to belabor the point. So far in 2009, I’ve spent time in Vermont, New York, Maryland, Minnesota, Iowa (where my son was adopted) Nebraska & Oregon. Only Oregon has open records. I’ve driven through Nevada (where gambling & prostitution are legal 24 hours a day) Utah & Colorado. It’s a big country and the prospects of birth parents and children reuniting are sparser than opportunities for a gourmet meal along the interstate.
Meanwhile, what I had envisioned as my personal contribution to the struggle–my book about my experience of relinquishing and reconnecting with my son–has languished too, as I put more and more effort into finishing my MFA. However, an article in the BBC news this morning got me going. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8130900.stm
The writer in me hatched a dastardly plot: Adopt (buy) a Chinese baby and then give her back to her parents. Of course, one would have to know who the parents are.