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Hello Billy,You have some good points- about people being suckers for imports, and then you even back it up to prove it. And you say that American kids are fat and lazy.Â Well, I wouldn't say ALL of them are, but your generalization is pretty much on target as far as how American kids are seen overseas.I think the last generation or two (including mine, but excluding me and my husband and others who work hard and sacrifice) is WAY too soft.Â I heard some anthropologist say the other day that America's poor are the envy of the rest of the world's poor.Â I think that holds true in many cases- except for the poor around the world that don't want to be fat and lazy Americans.Â
There are plenty of reasons why celbrities adopt foreign babies. For one, celebs and rich folk are suckers for imports. They want German sports cars, French water, Italian fashion and Third World babies. Secondly, you don't have to be as crazy with your names if the baby is "exotic." If the kid is American or European you have go with names like Apple, Audio Science or Pilot Inspector, but you can name a Mongolian kid Steve and it will blow peoples' minds. And finally, American kids are fat and lazy.
Aprill, I understand your point of view on this. I'm a bit torn as well on the issue.I wanted to adopt a child from China or Russia, but my husband was against it. Why did I want a child from "over there"? I guess because they're plight does seem less hopeful than the plight of orphans here. I would not have been against adopting a child from the U.S. if he would have been for THAT....either.In my opinion, turn around would be fair play. Perhaps we need some Europeans, Australians, or Japanese to start adopting American babies, as they might view the plight of our American children as pretty bad compared to their own.