By filingspost Dec 03 2016 AdoptionAbortionFoster CareThat so many people are eager to adopt despite the perils of doing so speaks to the powerful lure of parenthood. 1940 reads There is 1 Comment My brother-in-law's experience Bert Perry - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:59am Well written. After watching what my brother in law and his wife went through when they adopted two children who had fetal alcohol syndrome, my hat is off to those who adopt foster children. Those who mock pro-life activists for not adopting foster children really have no clue how badly a child must be hurt/damaged before most social services agencies will take them away--with of course some exceptions where people get too zealous. They also don't understand how stretched for time most social services workers are, and how they're being called to make a lot of decisions they really aren't trained well to make. (not trying to bad mouth them here--it's just rough when your job is to try and figure out some way for the children of addicts and criminals to have a chance) Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.