Lately, I've realized that we must live in tension with something that is the polar opposite of community: space. Both are essential for our health.
I didn't expect the parallels that I saw tonight between The Crown's Aberfan episode and adoption. But they were there.. and they were deep.
There's a common myth in our society that adoption is a Plan B for life. On the contrary, it's Plan A for our life and countless others.
Sometimes adoption is painful. Sometimes its in the post-adoption phase. Today, it was in the pre-adoptive phase. We said goodbye today.
Adoption is scary. So many questions, so many concerns. All of the what-ifs. For the child, it could mean leaving the only culture or family they've ever known.