Real fast -- I was skimming through my newsfeed when I came across an article in The Verge about the Adoptly app I skewered in my previous post. The new article has information about the company (only four people... or maybe three?), their ongoing Kickstarter campaign (as of the 19th, they've collected just a dozen supporters pledging less than $3K of their $150K goal)...
...and raised the possibility that, despite its serious presentation, the whole thing might be someone's idea of a joke and/or be a parodying reaction to the spate of fake news that screwed up the recent election.
You can read the Verge article by clicking HERE.
I'm a big advocate of free speech, but even parody needs to be aimed carefully like the sharp-edge weapon it often resembles. If Adoptly's a joke, it's a particularly sucky one.
My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅-- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!