Dan Rather to Air Investigation on Forced Adoptions
Dan Rather Reports will air a segment on adoption on HDNet on May 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern that may unfairly depict social workers.
The investigation, entitled “Adopted or Abducted,” will look at women who claim they were coerced into giving their children up for adoptions in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Social workers allegedly helped with some of these adoptions.
These women claim they were counseled not to keep their children and that adoption was the only option necessary.
“The counseling was, ‘You can’t keep your baby. You’d be selfish if you kept your baby,’” one woman in Nebraska said. “That’s what the counseling was. It was brainwashing.”
It’s likely that many people identified in this news report as “social workers” are not educated, licensed or trained social work professionals.” In fact, many states still allow misrepresentation of the social work profession despite accepted licensure laws and a nationally accredited educational system.
The National Association of Social Workers is in contact with Dan Rather Reports and plans to respond to the investigative report.| Leave A Comment