I am still manning the AF phone lines (ahem….any volunteers?). I get plenty of legit calls but I usually have to wade through some crap every time I check the messages. I would like to mention that I CLEARLY state on the answering machine that AF is a SUPPORT org. and NOT an agency and yet we still get calls from pap’s asking for help adopting a baby. I had one woman who actually left a detailed message saying she wanted a white, healthy boy child with blue eyes, no older than two. Preferably within six months. I am NOT kidding. I threw up a little in my mouth while listening to her message.
Yesterday I received the following prank call. The girls are young, maybe 7 or 8? No mistaking their youth. I wish I was more tech savvy so I could post this prank call for you to actually listen to. As it stands I am not, so I will have to do this transcript style.
Check this out:
“Hi, I’m Brittney”
“And I’m Whitney”
“We wanna’ adopt a girl.”
“We are a lesbian couple and we really REALLY want a daughter”
“Yea, and we are 28 so we can get one. We can get whatever we want WHEN we want cause’ our daddy’s are RICH!”
“Please call us back as soon as you can”
“Yea, cause’ we want a baby now”
“Hugs and kisses”
At first you want to laugh right? Kids will be kids and all of that. But the more you sit with this (and it doesn’t take long) the more disturbing it becomes.
Those of us here in blogland scream about the state of adoption affairs and yet we are rarely listened to by those who actually need to listen. What will it take? How about the fact that our young CHILDREN seem to CLEARLY get what adoption has turned into?
When we talk or write of entitlement we often get the same old tired response; “What do you meannnn by saying we feel entitled?” “I don’t understannnnndddd!” Why DON’T you understand? These 8 year olds understand! What is so freaking complicated about it? Adoption isn’t about providing homes for children in need anymore. It is (in most instances, not all) about providing babies to people who “need” them. Babies have become a marketable commodity and the adoption process has turned corrupt. Period. What is so difficult to understand? Money CAN buy you love…. or at least it can buy you a baby.
I think it is insanely STUPID that our adult population won’t can’t seem to grasp this but our CHILDREN CAN!