Ricardo Montalbán, the star of "Fantasy Island," was rumored to be making an appearance.The goal of the fair was clear to me, even if it wasn’t explicitly stated; I was supposed to sell myself.At least one state, Illinois, has done away with them altogether.Adoption fairs also create shaky grounds for building relationships. Chemistry, however, is not what makes a solid relationship over time and often can hide real defects in the relationship. They need sustainable, realistic bases for building relationships.
The idea is to see if there is a mutual attraction.Adoption fairs are ineffective, set the wrong expectations, and are damaging to the children. Instead of speed dating, kids would be better off if states used “arranged marriages” to place them in homes with certified “professional parents” – parents ready to handle all the challenges and joys that adoption brings. When I was ten years old in the early 80s, I participated in an adoption fair.My family of thirteen – two parents and eleven children – was dismantled when my youngest brother died of malnutrition.I stood next to a tree and did my best to appear good.For a while no one approached me, and I watched other kids attempt to entice the Adopters with strong throws or pretty smiles.
Singles everywhere are still faced with the arduous task of finding love.