Speak Up!

Can you contribute?

VAI is a collaborative effort by many people including perspective adoptive parents, adoptive families, adoptees, agencies and the government entities responsible for international adoption. We welcome participation from all who wish their voice to be heard on the topics of integrity in adoption and adoption ethics and transparency.

There are two main ways to contribute:

1) Contribute an article or blog post. Please do not worry about your viewpoint being in line with the editors’ own viewpoints. We celebrate diversity in opinion. We edit for clarity, grammar and punctuation but that’s it. We reserve the right to turn down a flagrantly offensive or off the mark submission.

If you have had an experience you wish to share or an opinion you want to contribute, please email us with your contribution. Make sure you include any relevant photos and let us know if you wish that the contribution remain anonymous.

2) Comment on posts and submissions with thoughts, questions or opinions relevant to the post you are commenting on. Please note that in the past, comments have gotten offensive and off target to the original post. While we do not believe in censoring of different viewpoints and, in fact, encourage diversity of opinion, we do reserve the right to remove any comment that is off topic, offensive or attacking of the website, a post author or commenter. Feel free to challenge ideas but attacking people directly will not be tolerated. If you have a comment about our website feel free to submit it via email to instead. We love all feedback!

If you would like to join us as a more frequent contributor, send an email explaining your relationship to ethics in adoption and sharing any writing you have done on the Internet on this topic for our consideration.