Cassy Fiano has more on this unsurprising but deplorable statistic.
March 12, 2010
Abortion, adoption, planned parenthood
March 12, 2010 at 2:56 am
On the other side, how many children, on average, does a typical Catholic family adopt? I've always been troubled by those who cry "Adoption is the answer!" but don't adopt themselves. The old saying of putting one's money where one's mouth is comes to mind…
March 12, 2010 at 5:05 am
Itching….this is a common but specious argument. The wait to adopt in the U.S. is years…..most of the "unwanted" infants are aborted, and there is a huge stigma against making an adoption plan. There are thousands upon thousands of couples wanting to adopt, and the ones with means (celebrities come to mind) go overseas to do it.
Itchy,are you arguing that it is justifiable to kill them instead, or are you just promoting adoption?
March 12, 2010 at 6:38 am
Dr. Ray Guarendi, Catholic psychologist, adopted 10 older, mix-raced, drugs-in-their system-at-birth, older children. See http://www.doctorray.com. Catholic dioceses have always run adoption agencies and homes for unwed mothers.
You want to adopt a newborn -try standing outside an abortion clinic with your resume, financials, a picture of your house, dog, and husband and you may be lucky enough to have a girl whose mother's driven her there have a change of heart.
In my parish, we have a number of families who've adopted little girls from China and Korea.
March 12, 2010 at 11:02 am
I'm certainly not advocating killing them. I'm adopted myself, and my wife and I plan on adopting.
The argument that it takes years is certainly true, but the question is who is wanting to adopt whom. My cousin adopted two special needs children (about two years apart). Virtually zero wait time. If you're looking to adopt a healthy infant, it will take a while.
Standing outside an adoption clinic with a resume doesn't exactly seem like the most compassionate/effective way of doing it. It smacks of a judgmental attitude that doesn't do anything to abortion seekers but drive them away. Yes, I know being compassionate about someone about to abort might seem oxymoronic, and I know that taking a life is something to be judgmental about, but I just don't see that approach working.
March 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm
It is worth checking, several sources I have read claimed that if no abortions took place you still would not have enough babies to be adopted for the number of people who would like to adopt. Hence, people in our country go to China, Russia, etc. to adopt children. It's worth considering Itichingfoot, you might find peace knowing that.
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