Children are definitely a gift that most of us eagerly wait for. They are a symbol of love, purity, innocence, naughtiness and what not! When we see mothers singing to their babies or fathers playing with their kids, it touches all of our hearts. Women, especially those who are planning to have babies, love to surround themselves around children and get a taste of their future. Though most women would love to have their own children, not all of them can easily conceive. Infertility has become a dilemma in the lives of many women who cannot wait to hold their own babies. Though giving birth is a great feeling, you don’t always need a womb to give life. You can still have your own baby, play with it, cuddle with it, and sing to it even if your doctor says that you are infertile. How? ADOPTION.
Adoption might not be giving birth but is surely giving life to someone. There are many of us who have given it a thought or two and some have even adopted children. For those couples who have been trying for a baby over a long period of time and the doctors have given a signal that you might not be able to have your own child, don’t be disheartened. All you have to do is walk to an adoption centre and carry home your bundle of joy.
Adoption need not be an option that strikes you only when you can’t have your own baby. You could have children of your own and still adopt a child to give him/her a new life. There are thousands of orphanages in our country today. These orphanages and adoption centres are filled with children, big and small, who don’t know who their parents are. These are children who don’t know what it is like to have parents. Bereft of any love, these children eagerly wait for people who would take them to a home of their dreams. There are many couples, who, inspite of the fact that they have their own kids, have adopted little girls and boys. There is no better feeling than what you see in a child’s eyes when he/she comes to know that they have an identity now, their own parents, a family that will love them forever!
In today’s age, things are pretty complicated, especially for women. Many of them are career-oriented and taking time off to have their own kids isn’t on their lists. Some women simply don’t like the idea of carrying a baby in them. This doesn’t mean that they don’t love children or that they don’t want babies. Most of these women opt for the noble cause of adoption. It is easier and you would have done a great bit for the society. And don’t feel that just because you didn’t give birth to that child you are not a mother. A mother is not someone who merely gives birth. A mother is someone who raises a child, gives him/her all her love and care and makes sure that they grow up to be good human beings. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Sandra Bullock, Sushmita Sen etc have adopted children and have set a fine example for everybody else around the world.
Let not your biological complications hide the parent in you. You are not incapable but you were born to give life in a special way. Become a parent, adopt a child!
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