Well, “don’t care” is harsh. I care about the welfare of the child she will bring into her family, but I don’t care about any of the controversy.
I am, however, excited as a schoolgirl that adoption is getting so much attention in the media. People are talking about it. People are thinking about it. It is mainstream! These are all good things.
We now need more celebrities to start talking about having done IVF. Having used donor eggs or donor sperm to conceive. Having used a surrogate. There are so many non-“traditional” ways of bringing kids into the world and into your family and they all need more attention.
Can you imagine a day when all of these methods are commonplace? Well, they are commonplace now – but do we really talk about them? Nope.
Apparently we are a society obsessed with celebrities. So let’s use that! We can get them to do public service announcements for anti-smoking campaigns. Why can’t they talk about the way the built their family?
Use your voice like we do
Bloggers do this every day, but most of us don’t have the reach of your average movie or TV star. Celebrities have great access to the media, so I want them to use it. Go ahead, make crappy movies that go straight to video, but if you live your life out loud I will respect you for it.
So come on celebrities. Talk. Want to go on Oprah to do it? Fine, whatever it takes. But let some of your “secrets” out and I’ll respect you for it.
Who’s with me?
(Originally posted on the Silicon Valley Moms Blog.)