‘Disturbing’ child adoption ads removed following criticism from Indigenous people

The B.C. government has removed online child adoption advertisements that allowed prospective parents to search children by race, after criticism from Indigenous people across Canada, in response to a recent CBC News article.

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  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    “She said it’s just a small step in reducing the high numbers of Indigenous children in the care of the ministry.”

    I’m not following this. Taking the ads down doesn’t mean the kids are given back to their parents–it just means they stay in foster homes, I would think.

    Personally I think the government should not get involved in families unless the kids are clearly being starved or sexually abused. And even then every effort should be made to keep the kids with family or relatives. After the kids grow up activist lawyers will track the kids down and encourage them to sue the government, and there will endless inquiries and apology tours. The government is blamed no matter what happens, so just leave them all to their own devices. Stay out of it.

    • Exile1981

      Lots of people on reservation run foster mills. They get $$ from the band to expand their home to take in fosters and then $$ from the government to foster them. Then they let them run wild like a pack of dogs and collect the monthly cheques. If anyone complains they just claim they are raising them in a traditional manor.

      • The Deplorable Rosenmops

        And I thought puppy mills were bad…

        • Exile1981

          A native friend told his boy not to date a girl who raised in one.

          He did anyways and she stole his car and emptied his account.

  • Lightstream

    As for the high number of Indian children in the ministry’s care, their own tribes should be adopting them or providing foster care.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      The tribe don’t care.
      Ultimately this will be found out to be based on money.
      If children are adopted out of the tribe by whites, then the tribe looses money.
      That’s it!

  • kkruger71

    Another no-win from the left. Wasn’t there a big stink a couple years back about white people adopting Indian kids and how that was wrong? I believe one of the higher profile cases had a kid taken from a family they’d been with for a long time so the formerly alcoholic grandparent or aunt could have them. Ostensibly the tribe said it was so “they” could raise him, basically using themselves as a shield for the adoption so any state objection could be spun as anti-native rather than anti-drunk lady wants her relative (and cynically the tax credits and benefits that come with).
    Frankly I’d like a search function like that to avoid any potential pitfalls like that. The way things are and the way they’re going there’s no way I’d choose a kid that was an ethnic minority; way too high of a risk that somewhere down the line someone’s going to sue for the kid because being raised outside they’re race is problematic.

  • canminuteman

    This is a no win situsation for all involved. If whites adopt indians it cultural genocide and if they don’t it’s racism.

  • Millie_Woods

    Funny that people who are obsessed with talking about their race get upset when someone mentions their race.

    Notwithstanding, I feel sorry for those children.