Monday, April 17, 2006
Don't do it. If you are adopting to "save a poor little orphan" then please send money to Half the Sky or Love Without Boundaries instead. You will be able to help a lot more kids with a lot less money. And you won't be toying with the life of a child in the process.
(Note from Kimberly: Both of these organizations are very near and dear to us, and we support both.)
Adoption should be about growing your family. It should be about wanting a child so bad you can't bear the weight of your soul without that child in your life. It should be about having so much love to give that you simply must put a child (or another child) into your life.
It should never be because you want to save a child. Ever.
Because at some point the child will figure it out. And that is just too much to put on any child's shoulders. They will never be able to be grateful enough. Ever.
I am the lucky one. I get to be my daughter's mother. Hopefully I will get to be a mother to another daughter.
I am the lucky one.