Inquiries about adoption, abortion on rise

May 20, 2009 / UPI.com

A Gallup Organization survey indicated 10 percent of married women are putting off pregnancy due to the current economy.

 

USA Today reported Joan Jaeger of The Cradle, a Chicago adoption agency, said 30 percent more women with unplanned pregnancies than a year ago seek information about adoption services.

Financial considerations have caused more abortion inquiries. Vicki Saporta of the National Abortion Federation, an abortion-provider advocacy organization, indicated her group's hotline activity has almost tripled within the past year. Many calls are from women in families experiencing job loss.

"The economy has made them take a second look at adoption," says Scott Mars of American Adoptions in Overland Park, Kan. He reports a 10 percent to 12 percent increase in adoption placement inquiries and a 7 percent to 10 percent increase in placements since last year, although the demand for healthy babies continues to exceed the supply.

"We've seen a dramatic increase in girls calling us from the hospital," says Joseph Sica of Adoption By Shepherd Care in Hollywood, Fla. He said pregnant mothers hope for help in child-raising, but when it is not forthcoming, they phone. Sica saw 14 such cases in 2008, an increase from 11 in 2007 and four in 2006.

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Just what everyone needs!

It just so happens last week I read another article about what one drug company is doing to help those hit with a sudden loss:  Recession Giveaway!  Pfizer Offers Free Drugs to the Jobless.  Freebies to the unemployed include Lipitor, Viagra, Celebrex and Lyrica, but not the costliest specialty drugs for diseases such as cancer.

Viagra.  Yes, by all means, let's encourage unemployed people to have sex so the female partners can get pregnant and help fill that gap between supply and demand within the adoption industry.

Good warning!

As a single-girl, (23) I know there are a lot of men in bars and clubs going through their mid-life crisis. They hit on us because they think we're young, pretty and stupid and hopefully we're not thinking about the load of sh*t they're trying to sell just so they can get laid. I hate to say it, but I even have a couple of friends so desperate to get married they will do just about anything to hookup with an older man with a good job, nice car and money. They see security and a happily ever after from a middle-aged man hanging out in bars. I learned my lesson. One of my friends who lied about her age got pregnant and that's when she found out her loving stud was married and had no intention of leaving his wife. He already had kids and didn't want anymore and didn't want any trouble. All he was looking was a little fun on the side. She was lucky because he paid for the abortion and a little extra for her troubles, but it happens all the times, girls!! Guys OF ALL AGES lie when they are in bars. Older men are the worst. They want to get laid and feel good about themselves before they go home to their angry wives who don't understand them anymore and the kids who don't appreciate all that daddy does for them. My advice for the single girl? Double-up on your birth-control if you have to, and don't believe everything you hear and see! Be super careful, especially if the lying jerks are unemployed too!!!!!

once again...

Once again, Teddy says, GOD, what were You thinking when you made "men?" 
I am not an animal.  I do not think with my "private parts."  And yet, when it comes down to it, all I hear is SEX, SEX, SEX!  In my mind it should be LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  It could make a difference.
Sex comes out of love, IMHO.  The world has it wrong...  All the horny men out there who are ejaculatory-motivated could find a lot more satisfaction by being love-motivated.  Try it; you might like it.  And the children that come from the love, just might have a chance.
SHEESH! 

What did I ever do to deserve this... Teddy

wow

Sometimes things gets said or written, and they really make me stop and say "WOW".

All the horny men out there who are ejaculatory-motivated could find a lot more satisfaction by being love-motivated.  Try it; you might like it.  And the children that come from the love, just might have a chance.
SHEESH! 

Children that come from love... WOW.  I met a few people who were the products of love, and it's the sort of thing that makes me watch in complete speechless silence.  That sort of family dynamic is very foreign to me.. it's amazing, really... and at times very unbelievable.

Sad, isn't it?

public relations

While an economic recession certainly has its impact on people's means to take care of children and with that on the numbers of adoptions and of abortions, it's hard to take some of the figures mentioned seriously. An increase of 3 cases between 2007 and 2008 is statistically irrelevant and even an increase from 4 cases in 2006 to 14 cases in 2008, doesn't mean anything. To observe trends you need much higher numbers than that.

Of course the organizations involved gladly show those figures, because it paves the way for more women to consider relinquishment. When adoption is rare, the option of relinquishment is not easily taken, but when the numbers are rising it becomes more and more likely others will follow suit.

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