Friday, January 27, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 180

180.  "The choice of adoption and foster care expresses a particular kind of fruitfulness in the marriage experience, and not only in cases of infertility.  In the light of those situations where a child is desired at any cost, as a right for one's self-fulfillment, adoption and foster care, correctly understood, manifest an important aspect of parenting and the raising of children.  They make people aware that children, whether natural, adoptive or taken in foster care, are persons in their own right who need to be accepted, loved and cared for, and not just brought into this world.  The best interests of the child should always underlie any decision in adoption and foster care".201  On the other hand, "the trafficking of children between countries and continents needs to be prevented by appropriate legislative action and state control".202

201 Relation Finalis 2015, 65.
202 Ibid.