Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Adoption Question 2
Justin and I talked about this, and the answer is, it crossed our minds. Of course we wanted an adorable baby. Who doesn't? But did it worry us enough that we would refuse a baby that didn't pass muster? Absolutely not. We wondered about it when we thought we'd have a biological child. We dreamed of a baby with our best genes, and worried what would happen if we passed on our most hated, unhealthy features. Who doesn't?
I felt shallow admitting this to a friend once and she said, "That's totally normal and okay. You and Justin are both good-looking people and you know that if you had a biological baby, it would be good-looking with features you both find attractive in each other. It's only natural to wonder if an adopted baby will be cute."
Again, can't deny that it crossed our minds. But it wasn't a serious issue for us at all. And I had nothing to worry about!