“Why are you adopting?”


November 14th, 2007

Most the time, when we are asked this question, I really don’t mind answering it, however, I don’t like answering it when I feel like I have to defend my choice.

Occasionally, when I’ve been asked about our choice to adopt the real question seems to be “why adopt when you can have biological children?” It’s feels like the person is implying that because we are capable of having children, that should be our first and/or only choice.

When you find out someone is pregnant, you don’t ask why they got pregnant you congratulate them. Same thing for people adopting.

I’m more than willing to explain why we are adopting internationally, or why we chose Ethiopia or any of the specifics, but as for the general why we are adopting – here’s the answer: We want more kids.


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