Could Separated Migrant Children Be Put Up For Adoption?
Last month, the former director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), John Sandweg, warned that “permanent separation” of migrant children from their families is a very real possibility. Many of the children separated in recent months from their families have been put under the care of foster agencies. The Adoption and Safe Families Act, a 1997 law that requires bureaucrats to abandon parent-child reunification after a significant period of time and offer them up for permanent adoption, could be triggered. Kathryn Joyce, a freelance journalist and the author of The Child Catchers, Rescue, Trafficking and the New Gospel of Adoption has been reporting on the links between the international adoption community and migrant kids. Her latest piece The Intercept is “The Threat Of International Adoption For Migrant Children Separated From Their Families” She joins Worldview to discuss the link between nonprofit adoption services and President Trump’s migrant separation policies.