Why didn’t Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopt me? Why didn’t Madonna adopt me? These are questions I ask myself when I hear about their latest quests for international adoptions.
Roland Martin has a better question: “Why aren’t celebrities adopting U.S. kids?” Martin claims that “according to various adoption and governmental agencies, more than 500,000 American children are under foster care, and many of them are waiting for adoption. From coast to coast, babies to toddlers to teens are desperately looking for a home where they can be loved, nurtured and provided for.”
But when I worried aloud about the state of my biological clock, someone suggested I adopt from China if I faced any fertility problems in the future. She said, “Everyone’s doing it.”
Why everyone is adopting abroad is a question that Martin goes to great lengths to answer in his piece for CNN. And the problem does not lie in Madonna’s recent international adoption. It’s much closer to home. But it won’t be fixed by my little blog.