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  •  As an adoptive parent (3+ / 0-)
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    Empower Ink, boofdah, HeyMikey

    the notion that we do this out of unselfishness is silly.  We do this because we want--want a baby, want parenthood and all the trappings.  And we get to have this wonderful child in our lives, who enriches us in so many ways.  

    Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Gabby Giffords.

    by Leftleaner on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 06:59:53 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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      boofdah, HeyMikey

      One of my least favorite responses when someone finds out we adopted is something to the effect "How great of you!  Saints!...."

      No, not great of us.  Not saints.  We wanted a baby.  A brave young woman realized she wasn't ready to care for a baby. if there are saints and heroes here, it is young women who are able to look outside themselves and take the painful step of realizing that someone else might best raise their child.

      My daughter will always know that she is ours because a brave and beautiful young lady wanted it to be so.

    •  I'm a fellow adoptive parent, and cosign! (1+ / 0-)
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      HeyMikey
      the notion that we do this out of unselfishness is silly.  We do this because we want--want a baby, want parenthood and all the trappings.  And we get to have this wonderful child in our lives, who enriches us in so many ways.  
      THIS. So much this! :)

      "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich." - John F. Kennedy

      by boofdah on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 07:36:04 PM PDT

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