Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An eloquent post about adoption

I wish to draw attention to a highly eloquent post by Nancy at "Ordinary Miracles and the Crazy Nine." It is specifically about the fact that Vietnam, after a lengthy hiatus, is opening back up for international adoption.  However, the meat of the post is about international adoption in general: the stress and heartbreak shared by everybody in the process, from the parents who want so much to have a child to orphanage workers who love the children as well as they can to the birth parents who are faced with the terrible decision to give up their children to the children themselves, growing up without a family to call their own.

Please read and pass it along.


1 comment:

  1. As you know, there's just no easy answers to the world wide orphan problem. Adoption certainly isn't solving the problem globally, but at least for 1 child, it ends in a forever family. It's hard when adoption comes from such a place of such loss. I don't think all adoptee necessarily HAVE to feel this pain and loss and indeed know some that even as adults say they never "mourned" the loss. But some can, and as their parents we need to prepare and be ready for it.