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2009: What a year

Looking back on 2009, I can say that this has been quite a year for me and my family this year. Just to name a few things:

I’m looking forward to an even more prosperous and rewarding 2010, including speaking at Confoo.ca in March, more writing, welcoming a new child into our home, and turning the big three-oh :-P. Happy New Year to everyone!

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  1. Steven Posser
    December 31, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Interesting year!

    Best of luck with your adoption plans. Interesting that you chose Spence-Chapin though. And something of a surprise, admittedly. As I’m sure you know, they’re not entirely controversy-free, and have been accused of pressurising vulnerable third-world women into surrendering their newborn so they could be sold to rich white Americans. Who knows. You’ve probably thought this all through pretty thoroughly anyway.

    • John Mertic
      December 31, 2009 at 8:33 pm

      From what I can tell, most of the adoption irregularities arise from the local governments, rather than the agencies themselves. And a lot of that is getting much better thanks to the Hague Convention.

      Korea itself is a very modernized system which is extremely well run; most children put up for adoption there are actually adopted to families in the country rather than overseas. Other countries aren’t quite up to that level of modernization in that area.

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