I am not a prize to be won

(first posted Nov 2008)

Heh, that’s my favorite line from Disney’s Aladin.

Just a little “getting off my chest” here. Non-eloquent, as I’ve been up all night with a sick baby (shot reactions AND virus at the same time, poor thing).

What is buzzing around my brain lately: I used to be so PRO-adoption. In a way I still am – after all, I’m completely anti-abortion and don’t want children to be abandoned or abused so adoption is often the best choice.

But lately I’m much more FOR trying to support mothers in keeping their children.

I just read a blog post where the adoptive mom was calling adoption a miracle, and thanking the birth mother for the gift of her child, and the birthmother was thanking the adoptive mom for the gift of the adoption. Ugh. I think sometimes only the adopted children can see what is wrong with that picture.

Adoption, as abortion, still treats children as a commodity. I am not a THING to be traded when you don’t feel like raising me, or picked up when you want a child and God hasn’t given you one. I am not a prize to be won.

That is all.

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