With milk banks sending breast milk to Haiti that aid workers can’t use and Americans planning illegal adoptions of Haitian orphans, it’s clear that a lot of people think they know what’s best for Haitian children. It’s equally clear that they’re wrong.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Tila Tequila is one of those people. The 28-year-old reality TV star recently Twittered: “Ok I will adop [sic] 2 children from HAITI….I’m going to try to do that ASAP! Those poor babies! Mommy is coming to rescue u my Angels! xoxox.”
Considering that the newly pregnant Tequila is already embroiled in a heated paternity controversy–and that she shows zero signs of being, you know, sane–I’m not sure now is not the best time for her to act on her dreams of being a mother of five: “I am going to have 2 biological babies of my own, then adopt 3 other babies who need a home!” she Twittered in another message.
Fortunately, considering the moratorium on Haitian adoptions, it’s highly likely that her Tequila’s maternal dreams will remain nothing more than a Twitter feed. Tila Tequila, if you really want to help those “poor babies,” send money to organizations like Kids in Distressed Situations.
I think it’s safe to say that the majority of children in Haiti would rather be “rescued” in their home country than whisked away to live with a publicity-obsessed, reality TV star or with a mission group in Idaho.
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