Adoptee here. I think it’s really great that you want to adopt, especially adopt an older child, since one’s “marketability” decreases exponentially w/ age. I do agree with pandorasmittens that this is not really an equivalent issue when dealing with the fact that women don’t have a right to bodily autonomy.
Thank you for sharing your story, it adds to the wonderful and colorful dialogue we have going in this commentary section. I understand your viewpoint, and I agree. I agree that there is a need for foster care and adoption. I agree that we need to meet the existing demand for both. Further, I understand that not every… Read more
But it’s not always possible. I was using birth control to avoid getting pregnant, because my health is not such that pregnancy would be non-dangerous. When I got pregnant nonetheless, there was no way I was staying pregnant and going through that risk for someone else’s gratification. Frankly, I’m not a broodmare. Read more
Insurance may have been the reason she did nt go elsewhere (out of network) BUT: that does not take away the fact that this is at best immature behavior, and at worse utterly disgusting and dehumanizing. at least this is now out and people are aware. While the lady may not be able ot sue, people may be able to avoid… Read more
Great insight! I missed that, Thanks.
I’m not forcing anyone to do anything. There is quite literally a very large demand for foster care and adoption in America. I am one of the few folks that want to make the lives of a child in this circumstance better. Not sure how this became a discussion on me forcing my ideals onto someone else. I am just… Read more
Thank you for that wonderful insight!
I understand it’s hard, I have not done it I lack the appropriate equipment. However I can provide insight from the loving husband perspective. I can provide insight on “geriatric” pregnancy, I can provide insight on type-2 diabetic pregnancy and the difficulty in controlling diabetes during pregnancy. And I can… Read more
Adoption is an alternative to raising a child but it’s not really comparable to abortion. The chances of medical issues caused by pregnancy don’t decline when the pregnant woman has an adoption plan. The physical effects of pregnancy that might cause a woman to have to stop working while pregnant don’t stop when the… Read more
Thank you. Not sure how I turned out the way I did, but I’m glad I did. I had a very chaotic childhood, After my birth Mom and dad divorced, mom then married same sex, dad went through 6, yes 6 marriages. I was raised by Dad and wife# 2, 3 and a little from#4. Both mom and dad are docs FWIW. Sis went to the UK and… Read more