On NBC news tonight there was a story about working career women who decide to adopt children and become single mothers later in life (after they pass the age of 40). Hm. "No father needed." One single mom was spending a 1/3 of her paycheck on day care for her two children (both adopted from an Asian country), but of course she said "it was worth it." The other woman who was profiled was a single-mom to be, who was packing for a trip to Vietnam to pick up her new baby. She proclaimed that "I will make a good mother" and that she had a lot of love to give, which up to this point had been given to her friends and family, and now it was time for her to have a child. Apparently her willing the good of the child doesn't extend to securing a father for that child. Perhaps these women don't think parenting requires anything more than babysitting.
Where's Dr. Laura when you need her to set people straight.
The Lady Downstairs said Sex and the City initiated the trend among certain white couples/women to adopt Asian babies. I don't know if that is true, but I don't need more reasons to hate that show.
I couldn't find the story online, but here are some related stories on MSNBC: 1, 2
By Terrence Moore:
Wimps and Barbarians