Romanticizing Adoption

This is a great article about “romanticizing” adoption and how it contrasts to the reality of adoption.  Click the link and read the whole thing.

…[A]doption always involves suffering. Just ask any birthmother or any child who is one of three hundred orphans in a Chinese orphanage or any adoptive couple who has lived with infertility for years or any adoptive couple who is experiencing the high-ups and low-downs of the adoption process. Sometimes the suffering is deeply intense and ongoing—like that of an orphan languishing each day in a nightmarish orphanage—while other times it’s the heavy heart of the couple waiting to bring their child home. There is no such thing as adoption without suffering.

Romanticizing Adoption? Don’t do it!

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