Growing up and being around people from all walks of life who started families everyone seemed to want to have a boy to carry on the family name. Of course they wanted girls too, but seemed to all prefer to have a boy first and if they had a girl instead, immediately started planning for when to get pregnant to try for a boy.
Since I have become immersed within this world called adoption, that concept has tilted upside down and MOST seem to want to have girls. Now I completely understand why that happens in China so no one needs to explain that aspect. But is the desire for girls in adoption a direct reflection on carrying on the family name? That boys have now become ‘less than’ a worthy goal to attain simply because the dna doesn’t match and the line won’t be true anymore?
I think it is about the continuation of the family name for a lot of people. I just wish when that is their truth, they would stop the glorified excuses and be real about it. What is wrong with the truth?