Ironic to me that I have now seen a post on a much more eloquent and amazing mama's blog... thank you Julie Please take a few minutes to go to Julie's blog and read her post. Is adoption selfish. Yes. It IS. Is adoption the ANSWER to the problem of poverty. No. Not even close. Yes, it can change the life of the child you adopt... but think about those left behind. Think about how radically you are changing your child's life by adopting them... for better AND for worse. Should we adopt to "save" a child? That's for you to decide... but I truly and deeply believe that one's motives should not revolve around that concept as the primary motivating factor. There are too many other incredible ways to help try and make a difference for the children of the country you are adopting from to adopt because you feel called to "save" a child.
Really. Please. No hate here. No backlash comments. Just consider what I'm trying to say. Think deeply... all AP's need to do this. If you aren't willing to question yourself, your motives, and the life you will provide for your adopted child(ren), you really shouldn't be adopting. As AP's (adoptive parents) we really must take it upon ourselves to see the bigger picture!