For some reason it really bothers me when people are so proud that they adopted their dog, but openly say they would never consider adopting a child.nbsp; Why are you willing to "save" their word not mine a dog but not a child?nbsp; It just seems backwards to me.nbsp; Shouldn't we value humans more than dogs?
Probably because a dog is an 815 year commitment, with a relatively low financial outlay 20k50k , and a child is a 5080 year commitment with financial responsibilities pushing upwards of 500,000 just for the first 30 years.
Not everyone is financially or emotionally prepared to adopt a child. Not everyone is willing to raise a child with the special considerations many adopted children face. It's sad but true, and someone who is unwilling or unable to accommodate those needs should not be made to feel guilty about not "saving the orphans" by bringing them into their homes.
I absolutely think people value human life over animal life that is precisely why more people adopt pets than children. While neither SHOULD be done on a whim, lets face it you CAN adopt a pet on a moment's notice. It's harder to adopt a child for good reason you're protecting the interest of a being with higher order thinking and reasoning skills.
And as much as I hate rehoming a pet that doesn't work with your family, it is much more socially acceptable to rehome a pet than it is to disrupt an adoption of a child.