So, there’s this from KMSP-TV:
Lindsay Swiggum is with a group called Camp of Dreams, and she knows life in Colombia is tough if they don’t get adopted.
“Once they turn 15, they can no longer come to the us through adoption so we’re working to get a family before they turn that age,” she said. “So once they turn 15, they start phasing out of the institutions.”
“Then they have to make lives on their own and on the streets of Colombia,” Swiggum added.
This trip to Minnesota is called a “One Week Camp,” and the kids don’t know that they’ll meet families who might want to adopt them.
You can check out the video for the bit here.
Our friend Harlow’s Monkey writes: “I find this problematic and unethical.” I totally agree. There’s a lot of BS going on here, and jeezus, what do you think goes through the heads of these teens?! Instead of “shipping” these kids over to the Minnesota for a “vacation” (as a Minnesotan, I guarantee you the state isn’t the best place for a vacation in the winter), why don’t the (White saviors) people behind Camp of Dreams attempt to raise awareness, advocate for infrastructure, and fundraise for these teens so that they have the resources to have a life of their own in Colombia? Why rip the kids out of their country, culture, and even family? And is Camp of Dreams sure these kids are true orphans because there are a lot of cases in which Colombian adoptees find out later on in their lives that they actually were not orphans?