Thursday, March 14, 2013
I ran across this article on The Huffington Post today - Religious Right Calls Chief Justice Roberts’ Adoption of 2 kids Second Best. There are so many things wrong in this article...so many.  I won't even get into how I feel about the social/religious side of this. That just makes my head spin.

What makes me even angrier is that someone has the audacity to say adoption is "second best" and then goes on to say that every adopted child was not wanted by their birth parents. I can promise you ZB's birth mom loves her unconditionally. If there had been a way to parent, she would have done so. I find these comments derogatory towards birth parents. I'm sure there are those that fall into this category, but adoption cannot be lumped into one nice little corner. And the "second best" comment? Grrr.

I remember my husband and I telling his parents the Christmas before we were married that we planned to adopt. It was always in the cards for us. Did it happen the way we planned? No, but it was by no means second best. How dare anyone say my daughter was an afterthought, a second best option. That is the meanest and yet, silliest thing I've ever heard!

So, shame on this man and shame on all those who agree with his rant. In the meantime, I'll be snuggling on my beautiful daughter.



1 comment

  1. I just read that article and now wish I hadn't! It's absolutely incredible at how many ridiculous closed minded people are in this world. They amaze me. They floor me. They leave me speechless! Families come in all different shapes and sizes and we are super excited to bring OUR child home when God feels it's time to meet him/her!