Adoption myth busting the evangelical way
This week will be the launch of Adoption Awareness month in the US, a time for certain adoptive parents and adoption agencies to come together and celebrate their love for themselves.
In Australia, adoption awareness takes place at a less grand scale, compressing the self-congratulatory thing in a week. So apparently now is the time for Myth Busters to come to the rescue of the "orphans" in this world.
Über myth buster, Albert, a self-proclaimed Missionary Evangelist teaching the Bible in Sydney, has taken it upon himself to dispel all myths surrounding adoption. Today his myth busting endeavors started with the statement: Adoption is buying a baby. Albert's refutation of this statement says: The children don’t cost money; it’s the process that costs money.
Technically Albert is right. By law, baby selling and buying is prohibited, so indeed technically children don't cost money, the price of a baby is translated into process cost. In a way this is comparable to a brothel where one pays an entrance fee, but sex acts are on the house, a 'free given' if you will, as to make it that no one technically paid for sex.
All technicalities put aside, prospective adopters pay to receive a child, not to fund a process. I have yet to hear of the first PAP gushing over the wonderful adoption process they purchased, or how awesome the required 1-800 application filing really is.
I'd say this adoption myth busting attempt went limp, but I am certainly looking forward to Albert's next try.