Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thank you!

Thank you to all those who commented on my Sunday Scribblings. It was very nice to read all the wonderful things you all posted!

I have a great friend who posted an entry about my and my surrogacy journey...you can read it here. And for the most part, the responses were much like they were on my own posts about my journey.

However, there are a couple of comments posted about surrogates and "selling babies".

It's SO hard to hear that kind of thing when you know the joy it's bringing to the parents of the babies you're bringing into this world.

There were also comments about adoption and how that's the better option for those who can't have children.

While adoption is a WONDERFUL option for some, it is NOT so wonderful for others. Which is why people seek out egg donors or surrogates. Some people (myself included) aren't totally sure that they could care for a child who is not their own in the same way they would if that child WAS their own.

There are tons of loving, caring people out there who have been waiting YEARS to adopt...and that's wonderful...but this world will never have a shortage of children waiting to be adopted, even if everyone waiting was given TWO children as soon as they asked.

It is not the be all and end all answer for those with fertility issues to adopt.

Anyway, instead of getting on a soap box on my friends blog comments, I figured I should bring it over here!

2 comments:

Bohemian Mom said...

I think all the media coverage on Angelina has given people the false idea that adoption means just boarding an airplane and picking out a child to bring home.
Let's face it, we're not all in her position. Real life is real different, and while I respect her for "putting her money where her mouth is", adoption is a long, expensive route to follow, and is just not possible or desirable for everyone.

Bohemian Mom said...

cool banner!