Thursday, June 14, 2007

NPR: "This I Believe" on Adoption

Becoming a Parent Is a Gift
I no longer believe my wife and I are going to have a baby the old-fashioned way, but I no longer think this really matters. I believe in adoption now. Four months ago, the Chinese government accepted our dossier. In the next year or two, a little girl will be born and her parents will not want her. My wife and I will fly to China to meet this girl and bring her home with us.

I don't think children in China are abandoned because their parents don't want them. Mostly, it's due to a societal preference for male children and the oppressive one-child policy. It has nothing to do with not being wanted.


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