I am a firm believer that when women are coerced into adoption, even by the most subtle means, she really doesn't have a choice. And this promotion? It screams coercion. First of all, we're treating an expectant mother and her baby as a commodity. I can trade in movies on Amazon for a gift card. I can enter contests for gift cards. I should never be using a woman going through an unplanned pregnancy for monetary gain. And how will she feel if she wants to change her mind, but is obligated to "keep her promises" due to her "friends" involvement and compensation?
Also, anyone who is interested in adoption reform knows that one of our biggest issues is money. They say that adoption is not about buying a baby, but many things in adoption say otherwise unfortunately. The rising costs, the payment for medical care when that should be provided by the government, etc. And given that a LOT of us relinquish due to financial issues, it makes my blood boil that others are getting a $500 gift card to throw women into this.
So what are your thoughts on this? Do you find this practice unethical?