I had to choke back chunks of vomit when I read Angelina Jolie had adopted her third child.
Sorry to be so graphic here but I just don't get it. It's Jolie's right to adopt whoever she chooses but this trend of adopting overseas is annoying at best. Madonna, Mia Farrow, and even Josephine Baker come to mind when I think of the cheesy, "We are the world", rainbow and cookie-cutter families.
Maybe these people have good intentions but it seems as if Jolie is working hard to become the poster child for the serial adopters. She's making me sick.
I understand that this is what some people do to help others. They believe that by adopting these indigent and otherwise hopeless children they will be giving the adopted a better life and in turn the adopter will be given a clear conscience by doing their part to make the world a better place.
These serial adopters are doing some good by taking in children from across the world to give them better lives. But what about all of the poverty-stricken, ill educated and abused children in the nation? Don't they deserve a chance too?
I interviewed a woman in Nashville who had given birth to five children. Her husband and family were wealthy and they lived a life of white privilege and luxury. I guess she got bored one day and decided to get some more kids, ones that hadn't been given the same opportunities she had been given.
She adopted a black boy, a Hispanic girl, and two Chinese children: one boy and one girl. The adopted children were a bit younger than the ones she birthed and in order to keep up with all of the families activities she kept a three-inch, three-ring binder that served as a gargantuan to-do list. Her intentions were to treat those children just as she treated her children but that didn't happen. Since they were different, she had to treat them differently. The Nashville woman did what she could to shield her brood from life's harsh realities but once they leave the nest I don't know if this will do them more harm than good.
But for some reason the Nashville woman's intentions seem more noble (just a little bit more)than those of Jolie's.
I wonder if its coincidental that the public almost never sees Shiloh, the offspring of Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt. But Maddox and Zahara (and now Pax) are always in front of cameras. Zahara is always on Jolie's hip with Maddox not too far behind. Where's Shiloh? Is she purposely shielded from public view and are her older siblings just props to show the world that Angelina Jolie isn't crazy and that she does have heart to save the world?
Or maybe I'm just sick of hearing about her.