Last year, I met Jillian Michaels at an event promoting her fitness dvds and while hey, I met her for only a few minutes, you could tell she was committed to being fit.
So it does not come as a surprise that she does not want to get pregnant and ruin her hard fought, I used to be fat body. Frankly, I could care less that she does not want to get pregnant, what made me write this post is her quote on her reasons for adopting as an alternative to getting pregnant.
Here is her quote from the Huffington Post article. "I am going to adopt. I can't handle doing that to my body." she told the magazine. "Also, when you rescue something, it's like rescuing a part of yourself."
First of all, one doesn't adopt because they have a saviour complex and needs to rescue another human being. That is so incredibly misguided and somewhat narcissistic.
You adopt because you WANT to be a mother.
You adopt because you want this little person to be a part of your life.
You adopt because you want to be a family whether if you are married, have a partner or single.
You adopt because you have nothing but unconditional love to give.
I certainly hope that the social worker doing her homestudy asks her the tough questions about why she wants to be a mother because I am pretty sure that is not a good enough reason to adopt.