The Adoptive Circus Parents
A husband and wife go to an adoption agency looking to adopt a child.
They are well dressed and well spoken, and the social workers are quite impressed with them.
However, when asked about their profession, the couple said that they run a circus.
Hearing that made the social workers raise an eyebrow.
It didn’t sound so good to them, an environment with animals, that is moving all the time? Doubts were raised about their suitability as parents.
So the couple produce photos of their 55 foot motor home, which is clean and well maintained and equipped with a large and spotless nursery.
The social workers are happy to see this but then raise concerns about the kind of education a child would receive while in the couple’s care.
The husband puts their mind at ease, saying, “We’ve arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual subjects along with French, Mandarin, and computer skills.”
Next though, the social workers express concern about a child being raised in a circus environment.
This time the wife explains, “Our nanny is a certified expert in pediatric care, child welfare, proper nutrition and exercise – all that a child requires.”
Their questions met with such excellent answers, the social workers are finally satisfied and ask the couple, “What ages were you looking to adopt?”
The husband says, “It doesn’t really matter, as long as they fit in a cannon.”