If I hear another person say how unnecessarily difficult it is to adopt a child in England I think I’ll go nuts. Adoption is not like supermarket sweep. Natural birth takes nine months. It is not easy. Raising a child takes forever. It is not easy. The adoption process is difficult? Go figure.
We are so quick to assume that the British social services is overly protective of the child when assessing adoptive parents that we forgo our common sense. All of this shows to me is that the need to adopt is greater than the need to be adopted. The adopttion agenda is defined by those in need, the prospecting adults. And if they don’t get a baby here they can go abroad. Let me correct myself. It is like supermarket sweep.