A free market in adoptions?

posted by
June 15, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Anna Moore  
Posted in Commentary

"The truth is that anyone who is physically able to do so may have children and, for the most part, may raise them with a free hand. The state does not purport to know who will be a good birth parent, and does not attempt to stop anyone from reproducing. Curiously, though, it places severe restrictions on those who would adopt. This raises the question, is the state’s monopoly on adoption legitimate? Is there any real difference between being 'unqualified' to adopt and being similarly hopeless but nonetheless giving birth to a child?" (06/15/11)


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