Sweet Husband and I were driving around last night when I saw a lady I had seen before with her 3 children. I said to Sweet Husband how adorable African children are, and remarked that I would adopt one. He brought up a very good point. Why don't we adopt the children in our own country before looking elsewhere? We are so focused on helping other countries and making ourselves look like heroes that we overlook the needs of our own country.
I'm not familiar with the adoption process or the requirements, but it should be a requirement to adopt in your own country before any other. I know it's all the rage to adopt from other countries, we see it all the time in the media, Angelina Jolie(although I do love her tattoo for her children), and Sandra Bullock. A child isn't a fashion statement. I don't doubt that people who adopt a child from a different race or country love those children. But it's become a much too popular thing to do.
We aren't done having children, and if we don't have a boy in the future we might think about adoption.
If you or anyone else are thinking about adoption please help your own country first! There are so many children in need right in front of our eyes, we are just too blinded by what the rest of the world is doing.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you know anyone who has adopted or have you adopted? I would love to hear your thoughts and stories.
I've been corrected, Sandra Bullock adopted within the country.
Also it was pointed out to me that this post may sound hurtful to some, and that is certainly not my intention. I just wanted to point out something that I think many people don't really think about when it comes to adoption. I just think we should help our own Country first and foremost.
I'm so glad I received the feedback I did. I didn't realize there were so many people who have adopted around me to give me some good insight into the process(including my mom and uncle which I only learned a few years ago) I want to thank you, for your feedback and just say keep doing what you're doing!