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Just adopt!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 17, 2007 | 0 comments

It's hard having to explain to people why some of us have chosen NOT to "just adopt". I'm sure they think we are just selfish, and don't really want a child. I really hate that sentiment, "if you really wanted a child you would..." adopt, do IVF, use DE, etc.

Sounds like such a simple solution, just stop into the local adoption agency, pick up a child and live happily ever after. And yes, sometimes that does happen. Hopefully, more often than not.

But I have always been aware of the dark side of adoption, and I know that it is not the guaranteed "happily ever after" story people think it is. These kids often have had a lifetime of struggle, pain and damage already.

Potentially adoptive parents often think that loving a kid is enough to make them OK. It's not.

When adoption doesn't 'work out'



About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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