'avengers' Joke Cruel To Adoption Community?

Disney’s “The Avengers” has earned almost universally positive reviews and made $200 million in its first weekend. Yet for some in the adoption community, a joke in the film goes too far.

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    05/10/2012 - 7:31 pm | View Link
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