Becoming a GOOD parent is easily one of the greatest accomplishments a person could ever achieve. It doesn't happen over night. It doesn't happen over the course of a few weeks, a few months or even a few years. Becoming a GOOD parent takes a lifetime. With that being said, a commercial on the radio or tv requesting that people become adoptive parents is a bad idea. If you want to become a parent, you will do whatever is necessary to do so without having someone tell you how to. As a parent, you are the first and most important person in your child's life. You act as teacher, disciplinarian (when necessary), surgeon (think about those times when you had a splinter in your finger and you acted like your finger had been cut off), lawyer, confidant, and tons of other titles. The decision to take on these responsiblities cannot be made in the 30+ seconds a commercial is on. GOOD parents and potential GOOD parents don't need to be reminded about an empty bedroom in their house--they know everyday when they wake up and every night when they go to sleep. A child is NOT a car or a chicken sandwich or a cell phone company and they should not be peddled as such. If you don't want children, hearing a commercial isn't going to make you say, "You know what? I was content living alone before I heard that commercial, BUT NOW I NEED A BABY!!!!" It is sad that some of the kids in care will never know the love of a GOOD parent during their childhood, but commercials are not the way to solicit new parents. GOOD parents will always be needed and they know where they are needed, there is no need to try to sell kids to them. GOOD parents feel free to click the link below.
May 24, 2011