The story I commented on in my last post has engendered lots of comment in lots of places (and yes, I still need to respond to those who commented on my blog.) I wanted to flag this one blog post from Motherlode that I thought was particularly interesting.
Though Lisa Belkin’s name is at the top, the posting itself seems to be mostly the thinking of Professor Michelle Goodwin, a terrific family law scholar at the University of Minnesota Law School. (The little bio at the bottom also makes me think that this is primarily the work of Professor Goodwin.)
I won’t try to summarize her points here–I think they’re worth reading in full. They consider the current case as one possible instance of a larger problem–the commodification of children in the world adoption market. Much to think about there.