So the gist of it was.....
She is irritated by people who have "fund raisers" to adopt children. She said that they are trying to adopt white, newborns? She also said that it was "ICKY", and people should only adopt if they can afford it.
She blabbered on about high costs of IA and that people are "buying children".....UGH!
She has not seen or looked into the families that I know of.... like Aaron, Hasya, Harper,
Alyssa, Alex, Dennis, and many, MANY more! ALL who are basking in their parents' love.
I was so OFFENDED, I couldn't really reply in a nice way. The reason for my offense?
1. I know of NOBODY who has fund raised for a perfect, white newborn!
2. I know of NO "perfect, white" newborn available for IA.
3. She said people who don't have $$, shouldn't adopt.
4. She said that fund raising is ICKY.
The sad part..... several joined in and agreed. :(
We did not fund raise, but we WOULD HAVE, to make sure Erika came home. Instead, another
This social worker, I guess would rather she rotted in a Mental Institution for the rest of her life.
Sometimes, people don't think things through.
I do not believe there is ANYTHING wrong with Fund Raising. Numerous children come home because of it, including Alli! Her 1st family fund raised, and I am GLAD they did, or she wouldn't be with us!
This lady ALSO did not think you should have a garage sale, or a pancake breakfast. I guess, you are supposed to be independently wealthy! As if, that were important.
All I know is, that there are SEVERAL people who have fund raised to bring little ones home, and those little ones are now in families that LOVE THEM! Isn't that what Adoption is all about?
And then the comments started coming in about adopting "American" and how they couldn't understand why anybody would "buy" a child from another country when you can get one here for free.
I am so saddened by these comments.
Folks, PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE a person's decision to adopt from another country or Fund Raise for that adoption!
ALL CHILDREN need LOVE....and children do not know about borders......They need PARENTS!
We are all a part of the HUMAN RACE!
And the LORD USES MANY who are not called to adopt, to help those who ARE!
THAT IS PERFECTLY OK!!!! Except in the judgmental, short sighted, minds of some. :(