Adoptive parents are criticizing a storyline on Glee in which one of the characters, Quinn, vows to get her baby back after giving it up for adoption.
The group Change.org have created a petition, asking executive producer Ryan Murphy to produce a PSA that sheds light on the realities of adoption.
Amber Austin, who launched the campaign, says:
"When people are considering adoption, there is a lot of worry and confusion about the relationship with the birth mother. I know that Glee is a dramatic show, but it uses that drama to talk about important issues like racism, homophobia, and sexism. Since adoption is such a core part of Glee, the producers have an opportunity to raise awareness about how adoption really works."
So far, the petition has collected more than 750 signatures in less than a week.
We're so torn because we love Glee and we love the drama it brings, but at the same time, there should probably be some sort of responsibility to shed light on what REALLY happens in the adoption process, especially with so many young people watching the show.
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