Do Fertile Couples Who Adopt Hurt Waiting Infertile Couples?

Pregnancy can be an exciting journey for some, but not all may be lucky enough to experience the joy of birth. This then leads to couples trying out ways to conceive or to adopt. However, there’s been some controversy on the issue of adoption. Should fertile couples adopt too? Or will this hurt waiting infertile couples of the opportunity to experience parenthood?

Take a look at Angelina Jolie and now, ex-husband Brad Pitt. Before they got divorced, they took the option to adopt 3 kids before conceiving her 3 other kids. Together, they’ve got 6 kids! Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, while Vivienne and Knox, aged 10. Now, Maddox, Zahara and Pax were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, respectively.

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Fertile couples do not appreciate the value in natural birth 

There are women out there who would give anything to experience the natural birth process. For fertile couples/ women who give up their privilege by going for adoption seems like an unfair action towards women who can’t. Then again, it’s a choice right?

Adoption crisis is real and should not weigh on infertile couples 

For fertile couple who do opt adoption, it is because they feel there’s an adoption crisis. On reddit, a user commented, “There seem to be so many unwanted babies in the world, why should I bring more babies when we are already suffering from overpopulation?”

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Fertile couples may be labelled as greedy 

Then there’s the issue of fertile couples who already have kids but still want to adopt. Adoption can be a long, excruciating process and it could be even harder for infertile couples to adopt. Imagine having to fight for you adoption right when you’re going against a wealthy fertile couple. It could be a slim chance!

The priority goes to the orphans 

Sure the question between fertile and infertile couples opting for adoption may be a never ending debate. The main focus should be on the child itself. It really doesn’t matter who adopts as long as there people out there who are WILLING to adopt and to care for these kids.

Also, do you think single, fertile women should adopt? Imagine raising the kid without knowing who is dad!

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