- A growing number of adoptees are speaking out, saying adoption is not a substitute for the right to abortion — nor a solution to infertility or family planning issues.
- Adoption can be a traumatic experience, especially for children adopted by parents of a different race or ethnicity, many adoptees told USA TODAY.
- This issue came to the fore after a draft Supreme Court opinion acquiesced in the idea that applying for adoption makes abortion less necessary.
Kirsta Bowman was adopted in New Orleans as a newborn, by parents who announced in the newspaper that they were looking for a child. Now 31, Bowman says she is frustrated that the adoption is being used to bolster the Supreme Court’s potential decision to overturn Roe. c.Wade.
“I struggled with my mental health every day of my childhood, teenage years, and adulthood, and it stemmed from my adoption and being taken at birth,” she said.