Here is a little something I have wanted to get off my chest for a while. I have had a blog post brewing in my brain for sometime. Then we got word about Patrick's condition and I have had bigger fish to fry. This is my first time to blog about the subject.
We don't personally know Brad and Angie, but I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they have adopted out of love. Angelina has been at the forefront of humanitarian efforts and helped many children. Again, I am giving them the benefit of the doubt on why they adopted.
Personally, I don't pay much attention to what goes on with Hollywood actors and their private lives are none of my business.
But...people seem to think it is "okay" to call those who adopt more than one kid, especially of a different race, "Brad & Angelina." It's not used in a nice way either. I seem to find people use the phrase when they are uncomfortable with our adopting multiple times or flat out think we are nuts.
It's just easier to say "Brad & Angelina" instead of dealing with the subject of WHY we adopt. It's easier to sweep the subject under the rug with the comment to get a laugh or change the subject than actually get to the heart of the matter.
We adopted because
ORPHANS ARE DYING
BABIES ARE SLEEPING ON BAMBOO MATS WITH NO BLANKETS
CHILDREN ARE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS
But the number one reason we adopt is BECAUSE JESUS TOLD US TO!
So, next time you think it's okay to call an adoptive family "Brad & Angelina" please remember,
we aren't adopting to be cool ,we adopt because it's what God did for us by adopting us as His Children.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.