Friday, June 25, 2010

I did not ask for your opinion

Why do so many people feel the need to give me their opinion when I talk about adopting again?. Lately more people are trying to tell me where to adopt, why I should not adopt from different countries, why I am not adopting an American baby., etc. I will listen to their opinion for a few minutes however after I heard enough I either turn them off, change the subject and/or tell them I really do not want to hear what they have to say. I am not adopting again to get others approval, I am not adopting again for the attention, I am not trying to be a celebrity, I am not adopting again to prove a point. Its been placed on my heart to adopt again. I understand I can not change the world however if I can change more than one life--that's what matters to me.


Bobbi said...

You are so right!! I am one who refrains from giving my opinion most of the time. It's your choice. If you can't be supportive, don't say anything!!

Sorry you are dealing with this. I, for one can't wait to follow your journey!!!

Alissa said...

I am in the same boat as you. It is so fusterating when people feel that you want to know their opinion, if we would want it we would ask!! Im sorry you have to deal with these dumb comments, Im so happy for you and im right there with you, cannot wait to follow your adoption journey with you, im so excited xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Leah Maya Benjamin said...

congratulations! Hey we are adopting again and I feel guilty adopting from the US since it wouldn't be an older child. Oh well what can you do I haven't had anyone say anything to me yet, since I typically explain our choice and evryone has been very supportive.