June 6, 2008

"Why didn't you?"

A few days ago I came across a great post. It was written by Susan, ~A Touch of East. In this post Susan quotes her friend Sheila's standard come back when asked the queston~

"Why didn't you adopt domestically?"

Her answer~

"Do you know how hard it is to find Chinese children in America to adopt!!!"

I love this!! Vito and I have been asked this question many times and my two standard responses have been " Because my daughter was born in China" or "That is where God chose for us to go" But after reading this post I think I may have to make a change~ Thank you Sheila and Susan!!!

I would enjoy reading what your standard 'come back' is!!!

Photo: taken Mother's day 2008, Bella Mia, Zsa Zsa (will someday do a post to explain this name), and my Mr. Man


Briana's Mom June 6, 2008 at 7:23 AM  

Awesome answer! Love it!

momtwo4 June 6, 2008 at 11:13 AM  

As a mom to 4 internationally adopted kids, and of 2 them from China, I love the answer too!!!

mah-meeee June 6, 2008 at 12:37 PM  

love it! that's a great answer.

it's like when people ask me where i'm from.... i tell them 'i'm from california.'


Dianne June 6, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

That's a great one, I'll have to remember that one. Big congratulations Bella, for doing so well in pre-school. Great pics!

mommy24treasures June 6, 2008 at 6:39 PM  

it is a good answer.
I am so glad Bella had such a wonderful year in preschool. Its so amazing to watch them blossom

Tami June 7, 2008 at 1:38 PM  

I'll have to remember that one;-)! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda June 8, 2008 at 1:11 AM  

since i met flor two years before i even knew i was going to be adopting, as a single mom... well, i just explain how i didn't just want to adopt to be adopting and it wasn't just to adopt "a child", i started to adopt Flor. it was her or nothing... (for now) ;)

Her Royal Highness June 8, 2008 at 2:20 AM  

Love that answer! Mah-meeee... I was out there a few months ago and the hotel clerk asked me "what are you?" It took me a minute to figure out what in the world she was talking about. I know I was having a bad hair day after having been in flight, but I thought for sure I could still pass for being a female person :)

Nicole June 8, 2008 at 3:13 AM  

When I adopt my baby, I'll probably say "God didn't care where we came from, why should I care where my daughter came from? After all, we ALL came from God"

Nicci June 8, 2008 at 2:48 PM  

"Do you know how hard it is to find Chinese children in America to adopt!!!"
LOL I did find that rare Chinese child in America!
We found Chinese adults give us the hardest time about adopting her since we already had bio boys.... we have not come up with a comeback yet:-(

Ronda June 8, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

That is the funniest answer to that question I have heard so far-I'll remember that for the future.

Wife to the Rockstar June 22, 2008 at 5:35 PM  

And because there are orphans in every country of our world who also need to be adopted! We have gotten this too... and since we just adopted domestically... someone said.. "Oh I am so glad you guys finally got an american kid"... it really upset me ar first because I felt like they were saying my kids from Russia and Africa were not as special or something. An orphan is an orphan. They ALL need homes and Bella was your daughter from the beginning of time that God chose for YOU!

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