Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I missed the sale on babies!

Yep, even Craig's List is getting into the baby selling business. Cutting out the middle man, who needs ethical adoption agencies, when you can just go surfing on the net.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=d41988d2-aded-48a9-a51e-e5ecc98fa944

Go ahead, read it, I'll wait. $10K for a baby. Well, that's cheap. A veritable bargain. Let me get my debit card. The phone number listed in the ad was from a stolen cellphone, the couple was known to police and have had addiction issues in the past. Well, who hasn't had addiction issues? No one's perfect. And so what if the police know them, they probably volunteered at the neighbourhood watch, and they probably used my cell that I lost last fall. And if you're worried about the adorable baby girl that was taken into government care, she'll probably be reunited with her mother today. It was all just a hoax, after all, no harm intended. Just a silly practical joke. Right? If you think about it, it's really funny! What new mother of a 7 day old baby doesn't get a little tired of her baby latching onto her breast? Come on, people, LAUGH!!!!

Okay, we've all heard worse, it's not against the law for people to be stupid. Or deceitful. Or greedy. Or cruel. It's just that I just sent off a whole new batch of profiles to the adoption agency and DH just completed all the effing immigration paperwork that once again asked questions that not even the your mortgage banker has (well, maybe). Sigh. How truly worthless must you feel about your self to actually post that ad? Even as a hoax, which I'm not entirely sure it was. I don't know. You know what's really funny? When I heard that report on TV, it actually hurt ME a little. It hurt me because I felt pity for them. It hurt me because it reminded me that even stupid ass people who purposely abused their bodies can have a baby, but not me or any other woman out there who actually worried they ate sushi or unpasteurized cheese last week. It hurt me because being good enough or healthy enough or smart enough or whatever else enough is not even the point. I pray that baby's life gets better from now on in.

11 comments:

loribeth said...

I heard that story on the news this morning (& I actually thought of you when I heard it was Vancouver!). Some people are idiots. AND, THEY get to have kids!!! :(

luna said...

let me know if you find a 2-for-1 sale and I'm there. love a good bargain.

seriously, those people are f*&#d, and its hard to accept that they get to have babies and we don't.

Phoebe said...

Lots of stupid people are breeding, and it annoys me to no end.

I don't usually whore my blog, but you might be the rare blogger who might like my latest post.

midlife mommy said...

I do, too.

I used to get really angry that the blessing of a child was bestowed on every crack whore around. But not to me. And not to other infertiles that I knew. Something in this world is very effed up when children are born into families like that, but not into families like ours.

In my faith, we believe that we will be able to speak with God after we die. (We can do it while we're living, but He doesn't always answer.) I have lots of questions.

annacyclopedia said...

It's a fine line sometimes, isn't it, between taking it personally and compassion? I find it's sometimes tough for me to open up my heart to the reality of a situation like that without getting a little bit angry and upset about exactly the kinds of things you mention here - the unfairness, mostly. I guess that's ok - my meditation teacher keeps reminding me to "work with what is." But it doesn't mean it isn't just horrible to hear about things like this.

You're right, I'm praying for that baby. And her parents, too.

OHN said...

Sorry...I am skipping the compassion part for them. I am going straight to the "how in the hell are they allowed to get custody back" part.

Emily (Apron Strings) said...

you're. kidding. me. and we're the one's that are childless ...

annacyclopedia said...

Thanks for your comment. I'm doing better today, although the crimson tide is flowing full strength this morning. I actually yelled at Manny last night when he came home - something I've never done before. It really helped! All my training with my counsellor about calmly expressing my feelings with wisdom and compassion went completely out the window...

OHN said...

Hey D.Star...thanks for your comment and link. So far this week he hasn't brought up the bike but it is only a matter of time. Thanks for the article...more ammunition for me :)

Portraits In Sepia said...

To me it's one of the mysteries of the universe that I ask almost every day. Why do stupid, drug addicted, abusive women get pregnant and have babies and I can't?

Solace said...

Thanks for writing this.