Letter from: Christopher Bigelow
Re: LDS Attorney's Fight Against Adoption Rights Law Ends In Defeat
Regarding the item "LDS Attorney's Fight Against Adoption Rights Law
Ends In Defeat," I am glad for the defeat. I can't believe anybody
would give birth to a child and then pretend it didn't happen.
I am not proud of the LDS culture for making people feel so embarrassed
that they can't repent of sin and yet acknowledge the positive fruits:
a baby born and placed in a loving home. Unwed mothers who give up
their infants to more stable, two-parent homes are heroes.
With two open adoptions of my own, I also know from first-hand experience that
it is much healthier for adoptees to know something of their birth
parents and have as much of a relationship with them as all parties
feel reasonably comfortable with, moderated by professional counselors
While we don't want to celebrate extramarital sex, enough
with Victorian shame and keeping secrets! The movie _Secrets and Lies_
is a good meditation on this whole subject.
Christopher K. Bigelow