The thread on how many children may actually not be biologically related to their fathers got me thinking. This is about adoption though, so not exactly the same thing...
I am endlessly annoyed (as is my friend, a huge adoption advocate) by people who, instead of saying "biological children," say "my own children." ANY child you have will be your own. Say biological, you ***holes.
Also, people just consider adoption the last resort, if you can't have biological children. People waste thousands of dollars on fertility treatments. Well I just gotta say--these people are morons, plain and simple. It's amazing how much energy and money people will waste in the name of having their biological child--as though that child were inherently smarter, better, or more worthy. Meanwhile, the money wasted by these idiots--I wonder how many living, breathing children that money could feed? Ah well.
To those who revere their biological (real or imagined) children like gods, you are scum. Especially if you waste thousands of dollars on something that may never happen.
So, why do people think of adoption as something you do in desperation? Why do people typically have the attitude that it's better to impregnante someone or squeeze something out from betwixt your legs?
ETA: People who, for legal reasons (having been convicted of a crime) cannot adopt are exempt from my seething contempt.