Krista - posted on 03/23/2011 ( 55 moms have responded )
A friend of mine just got married, and she and her husband will make fantastic parents. They're in the adoption process as we speak.
The thing is: they never tried to have any biological children, nor do they want to.
They have their own reasons for this, which is totally fine with me.
However, they have encountered a lot of pushback from other friends, family and acquaintances, who think that they're making a mistake, who think that they'll regret what they're doing, or who cannot seem to accept the fact that someone would want to adopt even though they're fertile (as far as they know).
I told her to just tell everybody that if it's good enough for Brangelina, it's good enough for her, and that they can all sod off and mind their own business.
What would you think if a friend told you that she and her husband were going to adopt, without them having ever tried for a biological child? Would you be supportive? Confused? Would you think they're making a mistake?