"I think you still just miss the point. Children are not commodities to be bought or purchased. You are right in saying they all need a break. Do you see that word, ALL, even the children born in a foreign nation.
If the US foster system would change making the system more streamlined across states as well as truly looking at the rights of children, maybe more kids would get a break. As it stands now, children are lost in the system or are returned to bio-parents who continue to abuse or neglect them.
If a person who happens to be infertile wishes to be a parent and not a temporary parent then adoption is the only option and sometimes the foreign systems have more of a guaranteed child at the end of the paper.
Currently, I am watching the foster care system in my state in order to be a foster-adopt parent. However, as a single parent I have already been shot down in several different places. Number of actual beds in the house is one reason. That may or may not be a huge issue, but it is a def. issue. Bring home salary is another huge issue in foster parenting. There are so many things that sometimes states are unwilling or unable to fix in the foster care system that helps potential foster families step forward as all of the effort is being made on the bio side in order for reunification.
Before you write another op-ed piece on this maybe you should put journalistic integrity into it and research it in your state. Take the classes required, have the home study done, and sign up to be a foster family. Can’t be too hard for you, right? You seem to think it is just a matter of immigration status or money. Why don’t you just go “buy someone else’s kid” to see how wrong your words actually are?
An IA Parent"
By the way, not that it is anyone's business, I have no idea if I am infertile physically. I have never tried to have a baby "the old fashioned way" I chose to adopt as my first option. G is my first option, my first child and my child in whom I take delight.