The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption

ᥧ Zero dollar The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption ᦩ By Kathryn Joyce ᧎ ᥧ Zero dollar The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption ᦩ By Kathryn Joyce ᧎ The Child Catcherstakes us for a fast and frightening ride down a road to hell thats paved with good intentions, yes, but also with willful ignorance and worse, outright deception Joyces storythat of a new, religiously driven baby scoop that amounts to a massive redistribution of children from the poor to the affluentrequires no sensationalism The facts, presented here with care and fair mindedness, are terrifying enough And Joyces analysis, calm and powerfully perceptive, is devastating May this book stand as a landmark work of investigative journalism Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of Purity Myth and Why Have KidsKathryn Joyces investigation into the rise of the Christian adoption movement is both fascinating and disturbing In chronicling this mission to save children from their home countries and perceived hardships, Joyce moves beyond the feel good headlines to reveal a truth that most American media seems to have missed The Child Catchersfills an important gap in the national conversation not just about adoptionbut about imperialism and feminism as well Kirkus, STARREDGroundbreaking investigative and explanatory reporting Boston Globe Kirkus ReviewsJoyce broadens the understanding of adoption s conundrums, not only within the United States, but also internationally, with deep investigations of children from Liberia, Ethiopia, Korea, Rwanda, Haiti and ChinaGroundbreaking investigative and explanatory reporting Anthea Butler, University of PennsylvaniaKathryn Joyces book T he Child Catchersis a compelling,meticulouslyresearched, and insightful dissection of Conservative Christians and their participation in the international adoption complex Joyce unmasks this new fertile mission field of children, defined by a labyrinthof adoption agencies, organizations, and activists By unmasking the truth behind many of these adoptions of children with loving but impoverished families, Joyce gives voice to the children hurt by this neo colonial Christian mission The Child Catchersis an important must read in order to understand the business of adoption, and the pain that can befall the childs biological family, the child and, at times, the adoptive family Jeff Sharlet, bestselling author of The Familyand C Street Erin Siegal, author of Finding Fernanda The Child Catchers shatters conceptions about how and why Americans adopt, bringing us inside the often misunderstood Christian adoption movement Joyce s graceful prose deftly exposes the connections between adoption trade groups, the religious right, and U.S policy makers, while delicately revealing a horrific series of ongoing crimes and misdeeds perpetrated against children A timely, important book Debbie Nathan, journalist, co author of Satans Silence author of Women and Other Aliens, Pornography,and Sybil ExposedIn this chilling expose that promises to become a muckraker classic, Kathryn Joyce rips the veil off a sacrosanct institution in America and other rich nations international adoption She exposes not just black and grey market practicesthough she finds plenty of both in evangelical Christian institutions piously claiming to rescue orphans from poor countries More profoundly,though, Joyce reveals how secular, squeaky clean adoption can also do harm, not just to individual birth mothers and adoptees, but to the progress of childrens and womens rights globally The Child Catchers is essential reading for adoptive parents, those thinking about adopting, and anyone concerned with democracynationally and throughout the world.When Jessie Hawkins adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didnt, at first, know what to think Shed wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt Instead, she felt like shed done something wrong.Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a win win compromise in the never ending abortion debate But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even entangled in the conservative Christian agenda.To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars a test of pro life bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the Great Commission mandate to evangelize the nations Influential leaders fervently promote a new orphan theology, urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these orphans may already have.Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly supported crisis pregnancy centers, which convince women not just to choose life, but to choose adoption Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the supply of adoptable children, recruiting orphans from intact but vulnerable families.The Child Catchers is a shocking expos of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command.Anyone who seeks to adoptof whatever faith or no faith, and however well meaningis affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see clearly. 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    • The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption
    • Kathryn Joyce
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    • 17 May 2017

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