8/9/07

Hmmmmm

In the world of adoption from Ethiopia, there are a few agencies that most consider top notch. At the head of the list you can usually find AAI--Adoption Advocates International. Merrily Ripley is the director, and has adopted many, many children herself. So here lies the mystery...

Why would she and her husband feel that the dolls they've collected are OK? Go here (update: the site has since been taken down!) to see her Golliwog dolls for sale. Don't know the history behind the Golliwog? Click here to read an accurate history of this gruesome doll (Thanks, Jayme). This is the doll that is supposed to help my kids feel good about themselves?

Merrily! What are you thinking????

5 comments:

jayme said...

wow... this has gotten quite dramatic!

Anonymous said...

:-(
these dolls are not for children...
and you know that. If you are going to post about Merrily and AAI why don't you finish the story?

Courtney said...

seems like i've missed a bit of drama while i've been gone. I've never heard of the dolls, and don't know what chaos insued, but I googled them to find out and yikes!

Anonymous said...

Hi
Yes, the direct link has been taken down and takes you to "page cannot be found" but if you click on the www.golliwogs.com link on that error page it takes you here
http://www.dollsnbears.com/
which you can then click on the dolls link and buy them! I am not sure if this is thier store page as I am new to your blog but just wanted to let you know the store hasn't been removed.

pap said...

the page is still active. you can see it here: http://golliwogs.com/about/

making money by selling new gollywogs is unethical and is making a profit from racism. the adoption agency director steadfastly refuses to acknowledge her own racism. what i don't understand is why adoptive parents don't hold her accountable. thanks for posting.