I've been alerted to there becoming an issue on this thread. I read it and as far as I can tell, it belongs here due to it being an issue pertaining to an older adopted child. MDC takes a firm anti-circumcision stance, but also states:
"It is our wish that The Case Against Circumcision be an informative and welcoming space for those who are new to the subject of circumcision. This is not a space to bash others. In an effort to minimize language which might alienate those seeking information, we are cautious about using pejorative terms such as abuse, barbarism, mutilation, etc. when routinely discussing circumcision. Let the facts speak for themselves."
And for the religious aspect of this discussion, MDC states:
"The discussion of or reference to religion is outside of the scope of this forum. Any posts which bring any aspect of religion into the discussion are not appropriate and will be removed. Respectful discussion of a religious nature regarding circumcision, alternatives, etc. may be hosted in the Spirituality forum. The Spirituality forum is a debate-free zone. Members maintain a list of helpful websites in a Web Resources thread for further information about religious issues."
As far as I can tell, nobody has been advocating circumcision, only stating thier reasons for having had it done. Please do not turn this into a religious debate and keep it on the topic of circumcision and the older adopted child.