So, I started this debate on a swedish site (parenting site, too), and I've already got a bit of response on it, so I wanted to compare between cultures.
What do you think about adoption? Is it something wonderful, or does it deminish people's values (i.e by making them a "trading" item)? Or do you have any other view?
If anyone's interested I could give a quick summary of the swede's opinions... :lol:
I think its good, but not everyone can place their kids...
thats my view on it. Im a BM so.. lol.
I think in many cases it's wonderful.
But there are cases where it's just a bargaining chip, and that I hate.
just kidding! i think its great!
I think its a great thing...but not for everyone.
I think it's a wonderful thing...as long as the parents are able to provide for the child.
It,s the exact same point of view I have about pregnancies. I see adopted babies as I see biological babies...because there is no distinction for the parents. They won't love less an adopted baby kwim.
and yes, I'd like a summary of the swedish point of view. :)
It is for some people. My SO said he couldn't do it.
I think its great for people who do not want to raise a child yet. Or can not raise one. And people who can't conceive on their own benefit greatly from it.
I think adoption is a good thing overall. I think in some cases the amount of money that is exchanged is ridiculous, but the basic concept of loving parents who truely want a child, taking them in and raising them is a good thing.
I'm very for adoption and think its a very beautiful gift to give to a couple that can't have their own children. I'm a tad biased on it thou because my best friend cannot physically carry a baby herself (she has heart problems and a pregnancy would cause way to much stress on it and kill her) so she has to adopt to have kids. Last year she adopted a beautiful baby girl and shes hoping to get back on the list soon to hopefully get her baby boy.
I was adopted as a baby. I feel it's a wonderful thing for some people but can see how it would not be an option for everybody.
Quoting The Doctor:" I think in many cases it's wonderful. But there are cases where it's just a bargaining chip, and that I hate."
I hate that too.
My dad wanted to trade me my son for a car... yeah no.. f**k that..
I think it's at as long as the baby is going to a good family, and not being placed in foster care
Quoting zombie.:" damn swedes. just kidding! i think its great!"
lol, so far it's only one person who is calling BM shitheads (basically) the rest are rolling their eyes.
But I agree with everyone else here :)
Quoting Luv My Claire-Bear:" I'm very for adoption and think its a very beautiful gift to give to a couple that can't have their own ... [snip!] ... kids. Last year she adopted a beautiful baby girl and shes hoping to get back on the list soon to hopefully get her baby boy."
IMO people shouldnt be picky about sex or anything when it comes to adopting a child.