So I'm talking to my sister about childbirth and commenting on the video a mom posted earlier of a man simulating birth. She tells me she wants to have one child and then adopt and Asian little boy. I screamed. It's not the race of the child at all, its the idea that she wants to adopt a child that is from another country. Call me what you want but this little Hollywood trend thats been going on really pisses me off. Do they not have any idea how many kids are in the foster care system?? An estimated 463,000 children are in foster care, that was as of 2008!!
Why? Why do the children they adopt NEED to be from other countries. Will children here not be as grateful? Are they not as cute? What is it? Will someone please explain it to me? Maybe I am just not seeing it as they are. If you know why this is please tell me. I won't argue. I'll actually be quite grateful to know what its about once and for all.
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 1:50 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:05 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
I have friends that have adopted from other countries and they do so because they don't want to risk the mother being able to enact her rights to take the child back. I also know of some foster families that have wanted to adopt the kids they have taken in from foster care and they aren't able to do so. When you consider how parents (be it birth or adoptive or guardianship) bond with their kids, it's hard to think of signing up for the very real possibility that the child you bond with will be taken from your care and placed back in the situation they were originally taken out of. There are probably more reasons. Oh, and the family that I know that adopted from China, the DH is actually Chinese so they naturally picked from his heritage.
Answer by QuinnMae at 1:26 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
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Answer by AAAMama at 1:26 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
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Answer by idaspida at 1:04 AM on Dec. 30, 2010