Lately we’ve been very down about how uninterested the typical person is about adoption. There have been some Sundays leading the booth at church only to find that not a just a simple majority, but literally all – ALL - of the people have no interest in the subject.
I’m depressed. I don’t understand it. If our adoption booth were offering to organize a trip to go visit some orphans (provided the orphans were rotting away in another country as opposed to a nearby suburb) the line in the church foyer would be backed up to the free coffee and donut stand with people wanting to know when it was scheduled and if a Facebook site was already setup that they could ‘Like’ to let their friends know how deeply they cared. Maybe even raise some money to fund the visit.
Too bad, all we were offering was information about how to adopt an orphan. Boooorrrring.
While depressing, it doesn’t eliminate the fact that kids are still rotting away. A documentary I first heard of in the late 90’s which was for years literally impossible to find is now available to watch online. It is this story that made us pursue first-choice adoption. If every person were forced to watch this, I don’t know how anyone could walk by the adoption booth and say “not for me.”
If you watch it, be warned. This is not for young kids. This is not for anyone that wants to live in blind ignorance of the plight of these kids. This is for those that think deciding to have a child is one of the most important decisions you can make and you want to accurately weigh bringing a child into the world with the complete understanding that there are kids in desparate, desparate need of love already in the world. There is no way you can watch this and not be forced to give careful consideration.