We've Rolled Back the Price!
I find this absolutely disgusting and inappropriate. I'm getting really tired of people who have no understanding of international adoption or the reasons why people adopt internationally making a big joke out of it. Our family is NOT and will NOT be a joke. We have not decided to adopt internationally because it's trendy or popular or because the "cool kids" are doing it. We decided to adopt internationally because that's how we feel this is the right path for us. I sent the following email to show my discontent:
As a prospective adoptive parent I find this episode particularly offensive and disgusting. Comparing children to designer handbags is one of the rudest, most condescending things I've ever heard. To discuss international adoption in this manner is highly inappropriate.
My husband and I have chosen, after much thought and consideration to, create our family through international adoption. It is not a decision that we came to easily, we had a lot of discussions and did a lot of soul searching to make sure this is the path we wanted to take. We definitely did NOT decide to adopt internationally because it's trendy or because our child would be a cute accessory. I find it highly offensive that someone would even suggest this.
Instead of having two comedians who probably know nothing of the process or the reasons why people adopt, why not bring in people who have adopted, are in the process of adopting or social workers and representatives of agencies to discuss the situation in a mature and thoughtful manner.
If you have a moment and feel up to it, please send them an email as well. I even encourage American PAP's to email them as well. I know last year with the stupid show put on by CNN many Canadians complained, the more voices we have, the better. I can't believe they're using tax dollars to produce this garbage.