I LOVE reading the naked ovary – she’s funny, going through adoption herself, and real.
And her website is well layed out and fun to read.
She posed a question today about “background checks” – go read it, it’s a good one – the upshot being, since those of us adopting have to go through such a serious process just to be considered eligible to adopt a child, she poses the question of: “Should bio-parents” have to do the same?
It might make you giggle at first, but seriously. Why not? Why not have pregnant women and their mates (those that want to parent) do a modified version of the adoption process – go get fingerprinted, have to fill out a bit of paperwork, just to make sure they are on the up and up, you know? Now of course, there are many ramifications, and I’m NOT a fan of increased government interference in my private life, but I’m kind of intreigued by the thought of further child-protection policies in place, you know?
What do you think? Go read the Naked Ovary and share your opinions here and there, as well.