No doubt it's admirable that celebrities are rescuing abandoned children from poverty-stricken lands ravaged by war and natural disaster and from places where AIDS is spreading quickly. They are giving a whole new life filled with opportunity to children with otherwise bleak futures. Celebs are drawing attention to worthy causes, and they have also led Americans to look beyond the option to adopt a healthy white infant, which is actually quite difficult to do in the United States.Great. Yet another article that touts the notion that my children are charity cases. But after all, they are "worthy causes;" I've saved them from a "bleak future." I'm "admirable" to be "rescuing" them (actually, the celebs are "admirable," I'm merely following the trend because the celebs "drew attention" to the "worthy cause"). Grrrrrrr.
But wait! There is another, even more noble than I: someone who "stepped into a New York City orphanage to pick out a kid whose mom died on the streets from a drug overdose." Sigh.