The Taipei Times published an interesting article on Friday about reasons some people choose to adopt. I’m fairly certain the article is speaking primarily of domestic adoptions in Taiwan, rather than those who adopt from overseas. We have heard there has been an increase in the number of domestic adoptions taking place in Taiwan. I am grateful for organizations like Good Shepherd in Taiwan, who are looking out for the best interests of children and seeking families who will provide a good home. Here’s an excerpt from the Taipei Times:
“Among adoptive parents, 85 percent did so because they were sterile, 73 percent said they did so because they liked children, while 23 percent said they were too old to conceive.
However, some people wanted to adopt children because of reasons that Chen said were “inadequate.”
“Some people say they want children to inherit their property after they pass away. Some women believe their husbands had an affair because they could not conceive, while some childless parents said they were worried that no one would pray for them after their death,” Chen said.
Chen said a man had once inquired about adopting a child born out of wedlock as well as the child’s mother because he was single.” – Read the full article at Taipei Times, April 3, 2009