No I am not cracking up ... yet ... nor I am referring to a popular dance from my mis-spent youth. Out of need to have a break from working on our websites I decided to get light relief on Y!A. There was one of the usual 'preying for expectant mothers considering adoption' questions. Usual stuff of of TTC and wanting to be a mother sooner rather later. One of the members gave this link http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/4236700/ShowForum.aspx and recommended it as a good place to go. It wasn't so much her answer that bothered me as she did add that it would be easier to adopt an older or even younger child than a baby. What got my hackles up are some of the posts on it as some of the attitudes are exactly the type that give the adoptive parents and potential adopters a bad name. What makes it worse is that they really do seem to believe there is nothing wrong with what they are coming out with.
This for starters http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/67032812.aspx and am only quoting the last bit as my jaw dropped.
"Of course, we're already praying we don't get the crazy judge (look, I
know he's wanting to look out for the kids, but every 6 months UNTIL
THEY'RE 18?!? 3 trips back to Uganda, probably before our child is really old enough for that to be really meaningful?)."
A cringeworthy award for this pic on this thread http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/66856364.aspx
Vomit bucket for this one http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/66852671.aspx and 'wonderful' quote from it:
"Even though our baby isn't here yet I've been thinking about writing him
a letter for a long time. Just to tell him what's going on right now,
about our meetings with his birthparents and how excited we are for him
to get here. "
"Do you/will you write letters to your child before or after they are
placed with you? Did you/will you take any pictures before the child is
actually here? "
Don't you just love the sense of entitlement of a parent's child before the child is born let alone before they can sign away their rights.
This is the last of my favourite 'pass the vomit bucket' moments for the night as I'm tired http://community.thebump.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/66811665.aspx with regards to 'our BM' .... yes you have read it right 'our BM' aka bowel movement aka possession:
" We just received from our lawyer today our BM's sonogram pictures that
she wanted us to have. What a sweet gesture. We have made plans to
meet her two weeks from today and I am so looking forward to meeting
this person who has been working on an adoption plan for her child and
wants DH and me to be the parents."