Adoption Stories- a show on Discovery Health- was just on. Boy does that show get to me. I should start off by saying that many years before having my son I always assumed I would adopt. Besides wanting to avoid the whole “pushing a baby out of my special area” I also thought it was a more environmentally responsible decision. Why create more humans to use up resources when there are so many children in need?
Somewhere along the line I ended up craving pregnancy!!! I really wanted to feel what it was like to grow and birth a child. Obviously I did that. But there is a part of me that will always feel guilty for that. I LOVE my son, and I will have more children. I think at this point it is my responsibility to teach them how to live an eco-conscious life.
As for the show I was watching, it made me so insanely happy. My favorite episodes involve when gay/ lesbian couples are able to adopt. Just thinking about it makes me teary eyed. Who better deserving than a couple who cannot have a child and who will love that child as much as humanly possible. It is such a struggle for them to adopt. I will never understand why parents who don’t want their child would be so discriminating when it comes to whom they will let adopt said child.
Not long ago I asked my husband if he would ever be willing to adopt. As much as I would love to I doubt we ever would. I think 2 or 3 children is enough for us, not to mention the fact that since we are able to have children and will already have some at that point it would be hard to be approved. I would never want to take a child away from a family who could not have their own children.
I just felt like sharing since I was so full of happy emotions over that show.