Monday, March 31, 2008

why Thailand?

People may wonder why we are drawn to adopting from Thailand, especially considering the long and relatively tedious process. There are lots of reasons and I will try to share those in future posts... but there's one that feels very highlighted to me right now. Thailand carries the dubious honor of being called the sex tourism capital of the world. You, like me, may have never heard of sex tourism, but yes - it is a real thing. And a great threat to the children of Thailand. You see, sex tourism hardly just involves adults. Imagine the threat this could pose to the orphans there. There are lots of reasons why we want to adopt from this beautiful nation, one that has much to be proud of. But it would be untrue to say that this not so beautiful fact hasn't played a large part for me. To read more about this thriving industry in Thailand, click here.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

HI there.. I just saw your e-mail & blog link on the Texas international adoption yahoo group. My husband and I just adopted a 3-year-old boy from Russia last year (we also used WACAP). We live in the Dallas area. Just wanted to say hi and good luck in your process!