Adoption profiteering is a major issue in the foster care/adoption world and we need to be aware of it so that we don't participate in it.
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.
We held a yard sale on a Sunday. That's a strange thing here in the South. The weather made us adjust. That's a great parallel with adoption. It's all about adjusting.
Fast, speedy, quick: those are not words that describe the adoption process. It's a decidedly slow process. You can sum it by saying: adoption is waiting.
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.