In a recent post on [Birth Mother,] First Mother Forum, I was struck by the repeated use of the word “lottery” in the quotations used in the post as well as in the comments. What does it mean to say adoption (or foster care) is a “lottery”? And what does it mean to imply that this “crap shoot” works in both directions? Are we the result of a simple “spin of the roulette wheel”? Flipping that around, are our adoptive parents?
Link to post: International Adoption: The Abuse Continues