The ass-kicking timeline for the week is complete! This morning, The Daily Circuit on Minnesota Public Radio, hosted a roundtable discussion in follow-up to Monday’s “discussion” about international adoption. The panelists were:
Why would any media outlet want to have boring adoption agency reps on their shows to talk about adoption when they can have dynamic, informed, articulate guests like the women above?
I didn’t love the questions Tom Weber was asking. It didn’t really feel like it was a true follow-up to Monday’s program about the decline of international adoption. The focus was more on race, culture, etc. The panelists did an awesome job fielding the questions and making brilliant comments, but I don’t feel like their expertise about the adoption industry was showcased. That oversight is most definitely a reflection of the show’s host than of the panelists. That this discussion occurred at all was definitely a step in the right direction.
I do love that adoptees were the catalyst for this roundtable taking place. Instead of just screaming in our cars at the radio or leaving nasty comments on Facebook, we took action, advocated for ourselves and earned an entire section of the same radio show that pissed us off in the first place. Like I said before, this is just one small example of the great things we can accomplish in the adoption community.
Readers, what are your thoughts/feelings about today’s roundtable discussion?
My theme song for this week . . .