So two weeks after being told the kid couldn’t leave the country, she got a visa. You remember the story. A couple travels to China to adopt a four-year-old. They have a good indication that she might have TB before they go, and they receive confirmation when they get there. But what do they do? They adopt her, undoubtedly thinking that that they’ll get past the TB requirements for immigrants.
Because as the mother said, this isn’t an immigrant.
And then they leave her behind in China, because they just can’t stay. Even though adopted children are just like biological children.
And this has lead to a huge call from adoptive parents and adoption agencies and JCICS (which is basically an agency lobby) and other groups who care about the children to call for removal of these restrictions. Not for all children. Because we know it really isn’t about the children. It’s about the adoptive parents. So the call is for adopted children to have special privileges.
Because privilege works.
Ten bucks says the kid is being escorted.
And as a separate rant, don’t you love the way people get a four-year-old who already has a life and a history and immediately change her name?
Edited to add: Where’s my ten bucks?