Thank you to all the commenters on our original Adoption vs Natural Birth post. You’ve been inspirational!
I myself have 2 adopted cousins, both of whom adore me. I rarely think of them as adopted unless I’m thinking about how my aunt was never ready for a kid, much less two of them. However, my wife and I have a stable home, a steady income, and something of a plan for the future (none of which my aunt had or has).
In our hometowns, a certain mentality exists against certain races or nationalities. We feel that we could love anyone that comes into our home, but certain family members seem to be incapable of doing the same.
We have researched a bit into foreign adoptions from countries like China, Russia, Guatemala, and some eastern European areas. The cost and time commitment is incredible, and we feel there ARE so many children in our own country that need families. However, we’ve heard quite a few people saying that international adoption is much quicker and less painful than a U.S. adoption.
What’s your own experience?