Adoption Myth #1
The adopted child is lucky to have a loving home.
ANYONE is lucky/blessed/fortunate to have a loving home.
WE are the lucky/blessed/fortunate ones to have children. WE are the selfish ones that had this desire to be parents that we wanted fulfilled. Our avenue was adoption. We are NOT noble people doing the Lord's work. We are NOT amazing and wonderful for taking in some less fortunate child.
Bottom Line: We wanted kids. We got 'em.
I don't see how me fulfilling my selfish desire should be considered luck for my adopted children. I'm the lucky one. I get to be a mom. I get to have someone cry when I leave the room. I get to have someone light up when I walk back into said room. I get to have someone to write blogs about. I get to be told how beautiful my children are and how much they look like us - and then I get to say 'thanks', as if I am the reason for their beauty. If I play my cards right, I get to have someone to wipe my butt when I am too old to do so myself.
I am the selfish one. I am the lucky one.