The situation in Haiti is complex, to say the least. A natural instinct when faced with complexity is to simplify by assigning black
and white hats to the players in order to keep them straight. But the
$64 Million question is who should wear the black hat? UNICEF?
International adoption proponents? Orphanage directors? For better or
worse, the situation in Haiti defies simplification and easy
Haiti in some ways is a microcosm of the larger debate on the place of international adoption in a third world country’s child welfare
system. In other ways, Haiti stands unique in the degree of poverty
and family disintegration. These problems existed before the
earthquake, but the earthquake has exacerbated the problem and focused
the world’s attention on Haiti for this short time.