Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just a quick thought.....

 People recommend that you do not separate a puppy from it's mother for at least six weeks.... This is for the overall physical and emotional health of the mother and the puppy..... So why is it that when it comes to human infant adoption, we try to remove the babe from its mother as he is drawing his first breath? Why is it that we can't extend the same courtesy to a MOTHER and her CHILD that we do to a DOG? 
Just a thought.

11 comments:

Amanda said...

I agree.

Susie said...

And a wonderful thought it is! If only...

Anonymous said...

Maybe because we're not dogs?

Anonymous said...

Birthmom's make the choice that is right for them. Everyone is different.

heatherrainbow said...

Definitely. Whether kittens, pups, or babies, all benefit from the close embrace of their mother. They also benefit most from breast-feeding when possible, as it is uniquely made for the baby by the mother, and has immunoglobins and nutrients designed as the child develops.

Anonymous said...

How old were your children when you relinquished your rights as their mother?

Also, its interesting to note that when animals birth babies too soon, are not able to care for their babies, or the babies are born into a stressful situation.... they eat them.

JLBills said...

I used to have quite a bit of respect for you. Now I am finding your posts to be frustrating. You are sitting here bashing on the same thing you did TWICE! If you didn't support it why did you carry the same thing out twice?? Just wondering.

Not Just A Birth Mom said...

Anon- So we deserve less than dogs? I am so sorry you don't think you deserve to be treated better than an animal. It is heartbreaking to hear you have such low self esteem.

JLBills- 1. I mean this in the nicest way possible...if you find my posts so frustrating... stop reading. No one is forcing you to read, and I will not change my opinions. 2. I am not bashing adoption as a whole. Adoption can be a wonderful, beautiful thing. I am proof that it really can be the best choice. However, I am not naive enough to think that every situation is as beautiful as my own. I know that there are still unethical adoption practices, agencies, and even adoptive parents. That is why I write some of the things that I do, that is why I am pro adoption reform- because it NEEDS to be reformed. I will continue to do so until adoption is a beautiful thing for everyone, and until adoptees are given the same equal rights as everyone else.

Amanda said...

What in the world is wrong with what she wrote? Why is it so heinous to discuss what might be healthier for mother and child that might not be currently suggested and respected in adoption.

She didn't bash adoption. She simply made a connection to two concepts she found to be contradictory.

Good grief.

Melissa said...

Lordy, people, there's nothing wrong with healthy, constructive criticism or asking questions based on honest observation. And the last time I checked nothing in this world is perfect, especially the practice of adoption.

My adoption situation is good overall but that doesn't mean I don't have a right to analyze and criticize it honestly, not to be a poopyhead, but for the sake of reform and positive change...

Thank you, Ashleigh for making this observation. It's a very insightful point. If we show a mother dog & her babies that much consideration & sensitivity, it stands to reason we should show even more to our fellow human beings.

Melissa said...

Ashleigh, I hope you don't mind, but I linked to this post & wrote a blog post around it...if it bothers you, just let me know & I can remove it.

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