adoption studies

Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

A headline on Newsweek’s web site grabbed my attention in early May: “Wokeness Has Come for Adoption. It’s the Children Who Will Suffer.” This is a subject I know well: My wife and I have fostered three child refugees—from Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Honduras respectively. These foster children

David K. Ryden
David K. Ryden
12 min read
adoption studies
Do Parents Make a Difference? A Public Debate in London

Do Parents Make a Difference? A Public Debate in London

On Monday in London’s Emmanuel Centre a debate took place that pitted two Quillette contributors—Robert Plomin and Stuart Ritchie—against two “experts” on child psychology—Susan Pawlby and Ann Pleshette Murphy. The motion was “Parenting doesn’t matter (or not as much as you think)” and we knew

Toby Young
Toby Young
9 min read
adoption studies