Statistics from CERA
One of the Most Misunderstood Subjects in the World
- Adopted people in the U.S.
- Each adoptee has 12 direct natural family relatives 1
(x 6 million)
million - Each adoptee has 12 direct adoptive
family relatives 2 (x 6 million)
million people in the U.S. whose lives are directly affected
down to: 140 separations per day (139.7), 6 every hour
every 10 minutes
a woman and her child suffer the amputation from each other,
causing them to endure the life-long pain of separation.
adoption there are 12 people* who gain the relationship
with the child.
adoption there are 13 people** who suffer the loss and
life-long effects of the separation.
* 12 Natural
family members: mother + her sibling, father + his sibling, Maternal
grandmother + her sibling, Maternal grandfather + his sibling,
Paternal grandmother + her sibling, Paternal grandfather + his
** 12 Adoptive
family members: adoptive mother + her sibling, adoptive father
+ his sibling, adoptive maternal grandmother + her sibling, adoptive
maternal grandfather + his sibling, adoptive paternal grandmother
+ her sibling, adoptive paternal grandfather + his sibling.
- Babies are
stolen and sold into adoption every day.
- A healthy
white baby can bring $100,000 to the baby broker.
- Women have
been killed in this country for their babies in order to
sell them in adoption.
was created as a means of finding homes for children who needed
them. Adoption is now being used to find children for infertile
is a Billion Dollar Industry.
Babies are now a commodity in this country.
- 1 Billion
Dollars is spent on fees to adopt children each year. 51,000 babies
x $20,000 average.
- 1 out of
every 7 white couples are infertile. There are 100 white couples
per white baby available.
- Women who
surrendered children to adoption most often have great difficulties
in getting on with their lives and endure a vast array of psychological
problems stemming from the separation such as: relationship difficulties,
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Secondary Infertility.
most often have great difficulties in getting on with their lives
and endure a vast array of psychological problems stemming from
the separation such as: relationship difficulties, General Anxiety
Disorder, Low Self Esteem and fear of intimacy.
sacred event in the world (birth) and the most sacred relationship
in the world (mother and child) is totally disrespected. And then
everyone is told that everything is okay and the losses are treated
It is obvious that something is wrong with this picture!
Council for Equal Rights in Adoption is spearheading the effort
to make changes in the law to help preserve families and legalize
reunions between those already separated and in pain.
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Updated on February 20, 1999 by Joe Soll.
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