We here at Land of Gazillion Adoptees are big fans of Amanda of The Declassified Adoptee, whom we featured earlier this week. We also applaud her newest post entitled “Huntsman’s Failure to Defend his Daughters is Astounding and Utterly Disappointing.”
Instead of defending adoptees, adoptees of color, and his daughters, he chose to defend himself and bolster his image by disclosing his daughters’ narratives in order to paint himself as a savior. His response perpetuated the misconceptions of “other people” in “other countries,” especially the original families of adoptees, and did nothing to challenge racial, cultural, and adoption biases. (source)
Dear reader, we encourage you to read the rest of the post. The Huntsmans’ ridiculous responses to attacks on two of their daughters are teachable moments for all of us, in particular adoptive parents and adoption agency professionals, to consider.