That is so true. Our culture has totally perverted the adoption process.
It costs tens of thousands of dollars to adopt a child. The media highlights abusive foster and adoptive parents as though they are the norm rather than the exception. As a result, the birth mothers are convinced that it's more "merciful" to terminate the baby's life in the womb than to carry it to term and give the child up for adoption.
I stand outside of a late-term abortion clinic weekly and have been incredibly privileged to help mothers who change their mind and walk out.
Unfortunately, the adoption process is so messed up that we almost never successfully convince a mother that adoption is the best option for her child. They truly are convinced that the (small) chance that they will turn their baby over to someone who will torture the baby makes it impossible for them to do so. Even when I gently ask them why they would have chosen to kill their child rather than take the chance that someone would hurt it, they still insist that abortion was the preferable option....the more "merciful" option.
It is all so very sad. I have so many couples who I know personally that would take a child -- perfectly healthy or handicapped -- and adopt it in an instant. They just don't have tens of thousands of dollars to do so.
Autumn, I am sure you count your blessings dozens of times a day. I only wish more birth mothers were as open to adoption as these two mommies were.
And therein is a great deal of the problem. The adoption process is long, clumsy, and there are elements not friendly to adoptive parents. Never the less, Catholic Charities does a remarkable job.
 April 7, 2015 at 1:55pm
I hope RUBIO is getting the CLEAR MESSAGE that NOBODY wants RUBIO anywhere NEAR the White House.
I call everyday and they still won’t pick it up. UVerse would be a huge win.
June 4, 2013 at 10:38am
@BRWOMAN- I’m in.
May 29, 2013 at 2:12pm
OF COURSE the teachers and staff would participate- they gotta set a good example!
May 15, 2013 at 9:34am
Who’s gonna fire the first shot?
May 3, 2013 at 2:32pm
I work for a power company and if y’all don’t think this is coming here to U.S. you’ve got another think coming. Retail Electric Providers (REPs) can get paid to cut off their customer’s power- it’s called Demand Response. Usually this is done for large commercial entities, but the recent addition of Smart Meters and the Nest thermostat is going to make this possible for residential properties as well.
May 2, 2013 at 11:16am
baaahahaha!!! or for Current TV to have a “Project Runway for Muslims”!
April 22, 2013 at 1:13pm
April 22, 2013 at 1:11pm
if that was in Texas, it woulda been a different story
April 18, 2013 at 9:30am
thank goodness the Czech Bakery didn’t get damaged, Hot Chubbies are the BEST!
prayers for West, TX.
May 9, 2012 at 2:56pm
I’m 23- and I GET IT. but what am I supposed to do? vote for Romney?! That’s not gonna solve ANYTHING cuz I still gotta pay for every old person to get their “free” power scooter “at little or no cost to them” AND I gotta pay for every fatass to get their “free” diabetes testing supplies.
February 1, 2012 at 3:41pm
I would definitely say NO. I for sure wouldn’t put him on my resume…
February 1, 2012 at 11:51am
…or read HuffPo
February 1, 2012 at 11:17am
“not planning to kill anyone”?! is this guy for reals?! of course they were planning to kill people, why else would you put a bomb in a toilet?!