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Originally posted by nerbot
Also, bear in mind that the adoptive parents probably haven't told any of the kids they're adopted. For them to call eachother "mommy & daddy" and "son & daughter" is a LIE right now isn't it? How far down the line will they find out and what damage will it cause then? Teenage kids can suffer big-time with those kind of revelations. Feelings of deciept, insecurity, and just good old fashioned "why?" .. Sometimes irrepairable.
I understand your conservative approach and that you are thinking of the kids (I hope) but BLOOD is thicker than water.
[edit on 11/2/2009 by nerbot]
Originally posted by Heike
Originally posted by Logarock
In this case the decision tears at the foundation of civilization.
How could I be so silly? You're right, of course.
Human civilization and society are built on a foundation of children being another pair of hands to work, and/or the property of their parents who could do anything they wanted with or to them, up to and including killing them.
Yeah, let's go back to that. Much better. Let's repeal the child labor laws while we're at it; that should help the economy.
When I was a kid my mother tried to kill me. I went to the police with evidence on my body. They gave me milk and cookies and called my parents to come get me. I'm sure you think they did the right thing. After all, she was my mother.
Originally posted by Heike
There's nothing magical about one's biological parents. "Natural" parents kill and abuse their kids all the time. "Real" parents are the ones who love their kids and take care of them, not the ones who contributed the sperm and the egg.
"Blood is thicker than water." There's another one. Yes, that's true, but what exactly does it mean? Do the adoptive parents have water running through their veins instead of blood? Don't think so. Do adoptive parents love their children any less because they aren't "their blood?" You can ask 'em, but be prepared for a fight if you do.
Originally posted by sy.gunson
But do adoptive parents have the right to steal someone else's children and isolate that child from knowing it's kin ?
You are the epitomy of a selfish do-gooder in my eyes.
Yes there is a magic in the relationship of a child and it's natural parents. A magic which you clearly don't understand or don't respect because you're consumed by a selfish viewpoint.
What's so great about kin anyway? I sought out my biological father when I was 18 in pursuit of this myth. Want to know what he did? He tried to seduce me, that's what. There's some magic for you.