Canada's Littlest Immigrants
Adopting Babies from China or Asia
The important concept that all social agencies want to impart is that "Adoption should be about giving homes to children, and not about giving families children."
Adopting babies transnationally and transracially is increasing becoming a popular concept, as celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Mia Farrow leading the way.
In the hit movie "Juno", the teenage pregnant mother who is the main character, told the rich suburban couple planning to adopt her unborn child, "You should have gone to China, 'coz I hear they're give away babies like free iPods. You know, they pretty much just put them in those T-shirt guns and shoot them out at sporting events." This irresponsible remark is causing quote a stir among adoptive families with baby adoptions from China. It minimizes the babies as simply accessories or souvenirs given away.
Those who have experienced the adoption process know that the process is lengthy and difficult. The average time waiting time to adopt a baby is two to three years.
China is becoming a handy source of baby girls because of its one-child policy and the tradition of favoring male children over female.