Today, for the third time since we started the adoption process, I got a comment that turns my stomach. Here’s how the conversation usually goes:
Them: “Are you planning on having more children soon?”
Me: “Yes, we’re adopting, hopefully this summer!!”
Them: “Where from?”
I know their intentions are fine. But who parents a child to be like movie stars? Are they asking a serious question?
I’ve also had a girl tell me that we’re doing exactly what Madonna did. Ugh! (& if I’m not mistaken, there were rumors that Madonna bought a child from a father — true or not, that makes me NOT willing to be compared to whatever people think she did.)
It’s not that we’re better than celebrities, or that these celebrities are doing a wrong thing. Please, feed the hungry! Take in the orphans! But I do hope that what we’re doing is truly IN CHRIST, and by His power. There is something sad about the fact that celebrities, and not Christians, are thought of as the foremost caregivers to the orphans of our world.