Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Brewing some thoughts about adoption

I've been thinking about adoption a lot lately. Not because we're considering adopting (we're not) or because anyone we know is (not that we know of), but because I think that my understanding of adoption has changed over the years and I'm wondering what other people's thoughts are too.

If you've ever considered adoption, what did you imagine? If you went ahead with it, how does it relate to your expectations? If you chose not to - why?


Nancy@thefertilityblogs said...

I came to adoption when I realized I had lost sight of my goal. Being a mom. It stopped mattering to me how I got there....just that I got there.

Adoption is amazing. My son is now 10. IVF, adoption, IUI. Doesn't matter how I got there...it's the last thing I think about now. Being a good mom is the first thing I think about.

Abbie Waters said...

Nancy, it's really interesting you say that it stopped mattering how you got to have a child.

I don't have any children, but I would like to have them one day. One thing I feel strongly about is that each way of bringing a child into your life is equal to the others. Adoption should be valued the same as infertility treatments and sexual reproduction and vice versa. That being said, I don't think our culture values all those options equally, which I find to be quite sad.