Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Children


OK, so I know this may be a sensitive subject but I have to ask.....
I need to know if I am alone about this.....

Does anyone/Did anyone have trouble thinking of having children when there are so many out there in the system that need to be adopted?

Don't think bad of me. I DO NOT regret or wish I did not have Hannah!! AT ALL!!! I just wonder, when Chris and I think of having a bigger family, if we should bring more children into this world when there are so many out there that need our love.

Sure is a lot to think about.

5 comments:

Over here, it's me said...

Based upon your first example I say keep them coming. Your first venture into parenting is a resounding success. However, even if you were to adopt I am certain that that child would turn out wonderful also.

Daddy

Mindy said...

Thank You, Daddy. I love you.

Wendy said...

Tracy & I had seriuosly considered it several years ago. There are so many rules on raising the child. We believe in spanking our children. I can not tell you when the last time either of us have had to spank our children, but when you adopt, you are not allowed to spank. It's alot to consider, I have a friend who adopted a child from Russia and it's hard going to the monthly meeting for review, but she has no regrets. She does still spank her child, and hopes he never tells. He's only 3 right now. Our hearts do go out to all the children with a home or that are in a terrible home life. WW

Melissa said...

It is a lot to think about and I'm not sure if there is an answer for you out there other than following what you and Chris feel is right for yourselves. Yes those children are out there, and it's not their faults, but there are a lot of people that cannot have their own children or choose not to that do adopt. I know you and Chris will make a desion that will the right decision for yourselves and your family.

4mcknatt's said...

Len and I have talked off and on about it since I can no longer have children. BUT, my views on the whole thing have unfortunately changed because I cannot tell you how many families/children I see who were adopted (especially in the US) and had biological parents who were mentally ill and/or abused drugs. Those children have mental issues now and the adoptive parents struggle with helping them. Just a thought. IF I were to adopt I would go overseas. Is that wrong to feel this way?