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My vent is this...
The other day we were watching Baby Mama (which I no longer like at all, though Amy Phoeler is hilarious to me). For those of you who have followed this blog for a while you will know that we had a failed adoption last summer, that wasn't so much a fail as a complete scam. So, watching this 'baby mama' con Tina Fey's character the whole time doesn't sit well with me and I don't have any sympathy for her. It also pisses me off that in the end Tina Fey so easily conceives a child and has a perfect little girl. This is not reality people, though I know it happens randomly to some people, the whole "quit trying and it'll happen" notion is true far less often than it is false, so please refrain from using that stupid remark! It doesn't end there, this was one of those "Dinner and a Movie" type things where there are commentators telling you about the movie (which I think is stupid as well), and the hostess said "well, that wasn't such a serious offense", while the host goes on to quote such horrid things as someone 'selling the Brooklyn bridge to tourists' as a major crime in history. Correct me if I'm wrong, but do you really think that the thought of owning a bridge is somehow more painful of a loss than the thought of bringing home a child that you've prepared for for months on end?!!? I screamed at the TV, "I wish I could jump through there and punch you both in the face for saying something so stupid!!!"
That is the problem with adoption scams, people do not see them as major offenses. I'm not sure how much those people "paid" for the Brooklyn Bridge back in the 70s/80s whenever that happened, but I can assure you our losses were big, and we will not be recouping any of our money from the government who seems to think that if you make a certain amount of money you deserve to lose it in an adoption scam.
And obviously the anger is still there from time to time! I was thrilled to hear of another friend who went through such a tragedy and is expecting legislation to be put into place in her state for "adoption scams", praying we will be so effective in my home state!
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