I'm not sure what the news of the U.S. political race is like in other countries but here in America one of the recent stories been on Republican VP candidate, Sarah Palin's, pregnant 17 year old daughter. The conversation has brought me back to a cause I haven't thought of in awhile- adoption.
First, I want to express that like most people that are involved in a conversation about Sarah Palin's daughter, I do not know much about Bristol. I don't know if at 17 she is prepared to raise a child, if she choose this path, or what type of mother she will be. I only know what I wish for her. I hope that Bristol's decision to keep the pregnancy was her decision and I hope that she looked at all of the possibilities and made the decision without feeling pressure from others. I hope her family and friends would have supported any decision she made.
I don't know what Bristol's thought process looked like but I do know in all of the blogs and articles I read about this situation I did not see the word "adoption" once. There are thousands of worthy people in America and abroad who are unable to have children of their own and they rely on adoption. It takes a lot of strength to be able to say that the child you created would be better with other parents but that action is the most selfless thing a human can do.
I hope that Bristol and all women in her position are educated on all of their options before making a decision. Political affiliations aside, I also wish her the best.
Please feel free to start a discussion with me and share your opinions. I would also love to here what the adoption process looks like in your country.