Please feel free to direct me to another thread if this has been discussed already. I didn't find one.
How easy or hard is it for adoptions to take place? There seems to be an unofficial narrative that the screening process is unnecessarily strict and lengthy, that children are languishing while willing adopters are kept waiting. Is this all true? (I'm referring to the United States.) Also, are there more children or adopters? Let's say adoption were easy, what would be the impact if, say, half of all abortions turned into adoptions, instead?
My reason for asking, of course, is one of the arguments for abortion is, Well it will ruin a young woman's life, she's not ready for motherhood. If adoption were easy, then all the young woman is giving up are a few months and okay, a painful delivery, but match that against the life of the child.