Posted by: icmadoptionnetwork | June 27, 2013

A Child of the State

For today’s blog, I wanted to share with you a TED talk that I recently heard. It is not lengthy; only about 15 minutes. It is a man named Lemn Sissay sharing his story of being a child of the state in England. It is not a necessarily happy story, but as he so eloquently puts it, these children do not need our pity, they need our respect.

He finishes his speech with a wonderful quote. He says, “You can define how strong a democracy is by how its government treats its child.”

Hopefully this video will give you things to ponder and think about as you go about your day.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lemn_sissay_a_child_of_the_state.html

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