Greg and I were confronted once about the fact that we have no infertility problems but we are choosing to adopt anyway. My friend basically felt that we were lengthening the adoption line for potential parents who couldn't conceive, and therefore she felt Greg and I were being selfish in choosing to adopt. I really appreciated the above article because it tackles this myth.
"The adoption market is built around healthy white infants. If you're willing to remove even one of those conditions, the waiting list is short to non-existent. There's no shortage of children to adopt; the waiting list exists solely because adoptive parents want to wait for the 'right' kind of child."
Once we complete our paperwork, Greg and I will most likely be waiting months not years for a baby. Why? Because we are choosing to adopt a non-white baby. There are thousands of babies that need a home. Please don't perpetuate the myth that adoption is only for infertile couples. Adoption is something that everyone should be involved with because God commands all Christians to care for orphans!
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress."
Does this mean that all Christians should adopt? No! But it does mean that everyone who claims to follow Christ should be involved in caring for orphans. This could be through financially helping a couple who feels called to adopt, through providing free babysitting for a couple who has adopted, through sponsoring orphan children oversees, and the list goes on. What are you doing to look after orphans? What are some ways Christians can support orphan care?
"The King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in, I needed clothes and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you came to visit Me.'
Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and invite You in, or needing clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and go to visit You?'
The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.'"