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Originally posted by uNBaLaNCeD
Who really is qualified to decide if someone is normal or capable of raising or having a child?.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
James makes a good point. Adoption, when the system is so full of unwanted kids and foster kids that they cant find homes for, lets add more of em. great. people need to realize the realities of adoption. Its not realitic to say all unwanted kids should be adopted, they get thrown into the system for years and years, many hardly ever finding a home. if theres all these infertile couples that want to adopt kids, why aint they?
On one hand, you have all of these children in the system who are either too old, wrong color, developmentally disabled, etc. for the potential adopting parent. Many people adopting seem to look for the "perfect" child, or a child that suits them rather than approach it as simply the opportunity to be a parent.
On the other hand, in some (most?) states in the US, the regulations and the high cost make it very difficult to adopt. It's not as simple as deciding that you are going to go adopt a child and just do it. It is a long and painful process. I wish it was easier.
To say that putting a child up for adoption as a alternative to abortion is a noble thought, but there are holes in the theory.