She HAD to adopt?! Let's put aside biology for a moment -- even lesbian women can give birth!!! -- how's this for showing the Catholic League's attitude toward adoption?! I posted yesterday about someone surprised to discover there was still stigma associated with adoption. Obviously, that person doesn't spend much time on social media! This tweet certainly shows that adoption stigma is alive and well.
Oh, and then the always popular adoption =/= "your OWN" child. I admit, I don't like the "my OWN" child thing because is sounds so . . . OWNERSHIP. And I don't really like the exclusivity many apply to the term, as in "she's MY own child, not her birth mother's OWN child" thing. But still. When you're using it to mean I'm less of a parent than someone who gave birth to children, I object. I won't accept that my girls' birth mothers are "less than," nor will I accept that I am "less than."
And I sure won't accept it from MY OWN Church. I've responded to the Catholic League, as have many others. Their response addresses the lesbian comment in an oh-so-mature way:
No response to the adoption comment. I suppose they think we should get over it, too, and grow up. I'd sure like it if my kids could grow up without idiots like the Catholic League stigmatizing adoption.