I came across this twice today, once during my foray among the freepers and again via Atrios. I finally took a deep breath and dove into Drudge to find out that the New York Times is apparently doing a story on the adoptions of John Roberts’ two kids.
The TIMES has investigative reporter Glen Justice hot on the case to investigate the status of adoption records of Judge Roberts’ two young children, Josie age 5 and Jack age 4, a top source reveals.
Judge Roberts and his wife Jane adopted the children when they each were infants.
Both children were adopted from Latin America.
A TIMES insider claims the look into the adoption papers are part of the paper’s "standard background check."
It’s interesting because the hubby and I were chatting about the Roberts’ adoptions about a week ago, after young John Jr. delighted audiences with his dancing. Having been through the adoptions process (albeit domestic) we both had the same question on our minds. How did the Roberts’ manage to adopt two blonde and apparently white kids? I’ve brought this up before. Healthy white infants available for adoption are not easy to come by. Unless something has changed, it generally costs more and takes more work to adopt healthy white infants than to adopt healthy non-white infants. And the Roberts apparently adopted two. So we couldn’t help wondering how they did it and how much it cost them.
We were wrong on one count, tho’. We both assumed, given that the kids are apparently white and blonde, that the Robert’s must have adopted from Russia or some other eastern European country where there are caucasian infants available for adoption. According to Drudge, the kids were adopted from Latin America. I can only guess what the rest of the story is. Were the adoptions legal? I guess we’ll known more when the Times story comes out.
That is, if Drudge and the freepers don’t kill it first. I tend to agree with Atrios on this. Trying to kill the story before it even comes out suggests that perhaps there’s something to hide.