Advocates of international adoption are furious over a new federal policy related to tuberculosis testing that could disrupt plans for families adopting children from China and Ethiopia.The newspaper followed this up with an editorial in favor of abolishing TB tests for such kids, even tho immigrants have caused the county to have the worst TB rate that it has ever had.
The policy already has forced one distraught couple from Virginia, Jay Scruggs and Candace Litchford, to leave China without the daughter they had spent two weeks bonding with.
"That was a cruel thing to put a 4-year-old child through," Litchford said in a telephone interview Monday. "How is she supposed to trust us now?"
It may be sad that some couple had to postpone seeing some kid that they spent two weeks bonding with, but the kid was not a daughter. The kid was just a proposed adoptive daughter who had not been tested for TB yet.
Meanwhile, I spent ten years bonding with my two daughters. They are my real two daughters. They are US citizens, and they do not have TB. And yet they have been taken away from me. The authorities have been 1000x more cruel to my kids than to the Chinese girl. Where are the editorials about American girls losing their real dads?