Apparently its true, Angeline Jolie is pregnant. She is already a mother to two children she adopted but this is her first biological child. More fascinating to me than the whole “its Brad Pitt’s child!” is my fascination of how will things change now that she will also have a child of her own gene pool compared to these other lovely children.
Since childhood I’ve wanted to adopt a child myself. Though I want to adopt, I also want my own children. Herein lies the question I’ve always had. Can you love your biological and adoptive children equally? I have ALWAYS thought the answer was: ofcourse. But people question my ironclad belief by saying that it’s impossible to treat both the same and that I only feel strongly about this equal treatment/love thing because I do not yet have children. I still think I wouldn’t differentiate between the two because they are children and I love children and though they came not of me, they are now a part of me.
So mentally I’m compromising. Maybe I will sponsor a child in another country for now… and then maybe once I have my own children and they are older, adopt. I just can’t imagine loving two children differently or treating them differently. But perhaps that’s my naiveness sticking out like a sore thumb .
Do you have any opinions on this? Has anyone adopted and had their own children or were the adopted or biological child in such a family? I’d love to hear what your thoughts, experiences are on this.