Dear Picky Adopters,
I don’t think you are aware of the things your are saying when you say things like: “There are enough children in the U.S. who need homes. Other children do not need to be adopted.”
Whenever I hear this I always remind people I am Romanian. They soon get uncomfortable and say “Well it is true.” Yes it is, but let me speak on the behalf of my fellow adoptees who are from international adoptions, because just like them, I am sick of hearing those comments.
A child cannot help where they were born. They are innocent beings who just want to be loved. Step out of yourself and imagine yourself with a different skin, hair, or eye color from what you have now. Should you be loved less or forgotten? Walk a mile in our shoes.
Children are children.
Hurt is hurt.
Pain is real.
Why then do you say those things?
Who are you to pick and choose the life of a hurting child? Saying things like “Oh boy another immigrant.” or “U.S children need homes too.” is like saying a hurting child doesn’t need a home. Look into the eyes of the child in the picture. This child has feelings, a past, a future and a story just like you. I hope now after reading this you understand more as to why those words are so hurtful.
-The International Adoptee
P.S Forward this to those who do not understand what they are saying is unfair to an innocent child.