Friday, July 24, 2009

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Laurie said...

I truly do understand your concern about orphans. But I also feel that if someone was considering adopting and they decided not to after seeing this movie, then it's probably best that they NOT be parents. If someone makes a life-altering decision based on a MOVIE then I question their sanity.

That compares to not wanting to go on a rafting trip because you saw Land of the Lost.

Worse yet...buying into Obamacare because you saw a Michael Moore movie.

Not going to happen.

Just my opinion...for what it's worth :)

Angel said...

Oh I completely agree with you on THAT!!! If you are making adoption decisions based on movies then DONT DO IT!!! My concern is not for that.

My concern is that children who already deal with so much stigma are having it piled on in a nasty way. My heart hurts to think of Zoe even seeing the preview where she says, "It must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own." UGH!!! DISGUSTING!! I hate for her sweet heart to be exposed to that kind of filth.

I just see it as a movie that profits off the pain of the most vulnerable set of people we have on Earth.

I equate it to shows that show HIV as something terrifying that is a death sentence. It makes life that much harder for those that already struggle so much. It's irresponsible.

I usually don't get my panties in a wad but this one got me going.

:0) Angel

Laurie said...

Point well taken. :) My bad. I guess because I never adopted I forget about what the children have been through.

We're on the same page now. :)

Anonymous said...

Angel I am 100% with you. When I first saw the previews I just started crying for 1 those children who are in orphanges 2 for the on going stigma that so many people have towards the children from orphanges. I paused tv to show my hubs and we vowed not to see this and to get to our family and friends before this movie could get to them. Our families have no clue about adoption but from all the media they are scared as Hubs and I are going that route.

Holly said...

I got teary eyed with you on the video when you talked about how you previously assumed that since God told you to do something, somehow that meant it would go smoothly.
And it didn't.
I totally thought that when we brought W. into our home with every intent to adopt her that while we might have bumps, it would go well because GOD told us to do this.
I had so much to learn.
God loves W. and has had His hand on her life from day one, but that doesn't mean that it has been without pain and trials. What He asked us to do was to TRUST HIM even when it didn't make a lick of sense. And W. is now thriving though not with us. If we would have said no, she would not be where she is now. Had we known the heartache that would ensue, would we still have had the courage to say yes? That is where faith becomes active and trust comes into play.
Thank you for sharing your heart.

Rhonda said...

YES, 100% percent agree with you. WHO in the world died and made these people an "expert". It totally made me want to go throw up at the previews and no way, no how will I let my family be exposed to such stupidity. It's always about "sensalization" and politics and it sure sucks.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE and went through bumps and hurdles (not to mention country closings) to get our two adoptions done. LOVE LOVE these girls the same as I do our two bio boys. Ugh