I hate it when people tell us we're saints or we're doing great things. We're just living life. But, we don't often talk about the sacrifices required for adoption, and it's a key part of the journey.
Underneath the swirls of fondant on a 3-D cake nothing is as it seems. So too with adoption. Beneath the surface is layers of nuance and imperfection.
Dear 2012 me, congratulations! You are now the parent of two blonde hair blue-eyed boys. It's July 24 -- your first gotcha day (yeah, yeah, that's a controversial phrase -- but it works for us). Today is the first day of the most thrilling, exhausting, frustrating, scary yet incredibly rewarding adventure you could ever imagine. … Continue reading Seven years, seven reflections on foster care and adoption
Today, I got to take one of the kids to the doctor. It was a role reversal, as my wife handles 99 percent of the appointments. The volume of doctor visits, therapies and visitations... these certainly weren't in the brochure when we became foster parents. I'm not complaining, mind you, it's just one of the … Continue reading Not in the brochure: All the appointments
There are many different avenues to explore on the foster care-adoption continuum. Asking yourself a few key questions will get you started on the right path.