Wasteful Material Consumption and Child Adoption Industry
The materialistic demands of the current U.S. culture promotes the buying and selling of adopted children as products for consumption, regardless of the effects to the child product.
The mentality of the average adopter is their demand for cars, diamonds and children or they will buy an adopted child to fulfill their ideology of what they imagine that they want at the time. Like the Walmart shoppers, they want the cheapest price regardless if children or underpaid workers in third world countries made the product, if the product destroys the environment or depletes precious resources. With the acquiring of adopted children the consumers disregard the child's biological parents and family, disregard the damage they will cause to the psychological development to the child as they "paid good money" for their purchase and expect results.
When the purchase of a product is regretted by the consumer, it is returned, considered damaged or fraudulent advertising and the consumer may enter into a lawsuit to recover expenses or simply to save public face. There is no difference with the adoptive parent that has spent at a low $60, 000 upwards to $150,000 in their adoption adventure.
When disappointment sets in, the child product is returned, re-homed or abused by the unhappy adoptive parent that must save public face. As they talked too much about adopting, showed off too often about adopting and does not want to be seen as the self centered angry and disappointed adoptive parent that they have become.
Our greed based society in the U.S. is ruining adopted children at an alarming rates as the adoption lobby safeguards laws and keeps the adoption industry from systematic standardization that would set limits within the adoption industry with rules, regulations, tracking and adoptive parent responsibility for the damage they may inflict.
Materialism (adj. materialistic) is the excessive desire to acquire and consume material goods. It is often bound up with a value system which regards social status as being determined by affluence. As well as the perception that happiness can be increased through buying, spending and accumulating material wealth.
Materialism as a personality trait
- Nongenerosity – an unwillingness to give or share possession with others.
- Envy – desire for other people's possessions.
- Possessiveness – concern about loss of possessions and a desire for the greater control of ownership.
Materialism as a value
Growing materialism in America
Materialism and happiness
|Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction and our ego satisfaction in consumption. We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced and discarded at an ever-increasing rate.|