In a third world country like Philippines many children are raised with poor parents. The irony of thing is the poorer the higher the number of children being raised. There is no actual family planning. Some have been told of such family planning methods through seminars held at their respective health centers but some never heard of such planning. They were uneducated and illiterate.
There was a poor couple who were facing an unplanned pregnancy. It was just few months after giving birth to a son. They ate at least thrice a day but suffered the agonizing heat of the sun. Both of them are laborers. They would wait on a dump truck that would dump garbage on their place. They would then pick up will bare hands some tin cans, used bottles and scrap metals out of the garbage and sold it at the nearby junk shop.
A middle class couple had lost their should be first born son of a miscarriage. They have waited a year for his wife to get pregnant after the wedding, thought the pregnancy was all the way to born a healthy baby. But then, just at it’s sixth month of pregnancy that they found out there was no more heartbeat of the fetus that was heard. Dismayed of what happened their relationship went cold and sad.
A rich couple who had been married for five years never had a child. His wife is barren, there is no hope for her to get pregnant. They went looking for the right child to adopt. They want to see the relatives of the child, their physical appearance if they looked good and if they have good background. They saw some of their relatives but haven’t met the parents. They planned to go abroad after the papers of the child be fully processed for adoption.
So, it was a three hour travel to get into the place of the prospective child to be adopted. It was the day that the child should be born. When they arrived at the place, they saw the mother’s physical appearance. The exact opposite of their relatives good looking features. But they can’t back out all was planned as it was. They have waited for few hours but her mother was still in labor. It was getting late and they still have to travel long way heading home. They just then left the place. After it, the ones who brought the couple to the place never heard of the couple’s interest of adopting the child again. That child is the daughter of the poor couple.
The poor couple who had planned to let the child be adopted had lost hope. Then, they decided of having the child to be adopted by her cousin, the middle class couple. She went to see her cousin to have her child adopted, though hesitant at first she accepted the child as her foster daughter. It was the right decision for after that first miscarriage she never got pregnant again.
When adopting, should you be choosy to know who to adopt judging that child through the physical appearance of the parents? Should you not know first to accept them wholeheartedly? With the middle class couple is a sweet girl who loves them.She needs her mother for a shoulder to lean on. She deserves their love and nurturing care.