Let's Take This Journey Together

In my attempt to find information for our adoption process from Uganda, I became quickly aware that there just isn't much out there. I wanted to create a way for all of us taking this journey together to be able to walk along-side each other. A place we can find other people taking this journey with us. A place to encourage each other during the journey. A place to keep up with the family after the adoption is finalized, because, let's face it, the adoption is only the beginning of this journey!

If you are in the process of adopting from Uganda and are blogging about your journey, please e-mail joshntash@hotmail.com so I can add you to the hopefully growing list of people who are bringing these orphans home!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ethics and Adoption

Because I have strong beliefs, but hate confrontation, and because there is a growing, urgent need to stop unethical adoptions while still desperately trying to keep adoptions open for families doing this the right way and for children who really do need a family, and knowing that not one single case is the same and a gazillion factors come into play, I would like to give you a GREAT blog from a beautiful friend of mine, well, actually she isn't a friend per say, but a mere acquaintance via blogosphere whom I've never shared correspondence with at all, but that's beside the point, but none-the-less very wise and will statistically, lovingly and morally break it all down for you in a way that I feel like I can agree with, even if I do have to agree with it in a ridiculously long, unnecessary run-on sentence...

So here is the blog (series) by Jen Hatmaker.  Thanks Jen for allowing me to link back to your knowledge of this very delicate issue.


  1. The issue is though that Legal Guardianship Orders in Uganda are unethical, so while people talk about ethics there is an elephant in the room that is being ignored. As you know there are huge challenges with Legal Guardianship - and while there is a legal precedent for the issuing of legal guardianship orders to foreigners they do not figure AT ALL in the Children's Act of Uganda and therefore the legal framework and proper due processes are ignored. Additionally with legal guardianships the relinquishment process takes place when the adoptive family, child, lawyer and often biological family are in the family court... how ridiculous that the relinquishment has not taken place previously before the adoptive family is involved... so the bottom line is that you cannot have an ethical adoption from Uganda using Legal Guardianship Orders.

  2. My wife and I are seriously considering adoption. We have thought about adopting a foreign child be have been wondering if this can be hard for the child as it grows older. Wouldn't it want someone who better understood his or her culture to take care of them? Let me know if you have any feedback! http://www.adopt-connect.com

  3. This is something important that more people need to be aware of. Adoption is such an important part of our society, but it can also be done wrong. It's really vital that prospective families research the adoption agencies they choose and find one that's credible and ethical. | http://www.achildsdream.org