If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Love your article! It looks like we have alot in common. Happy Mother’s Day!

Adoption blogs are like WebMD – if you want to sleep at night, be very careful with your search terms. If you want to read aboutfamilies with perfectly-adjusted adopted children heading to MIT and Julliard, google “China doll, joy, blessed, adoption, America.” Add in #ILoveMyLife and #ItsASmallWorld for good measure.

If you want to scare yourself right out of adopting, you’ll want to read about the broken children, the re-homing stories, the accounts of horrific abuse in orphanages and RAD.

I land somewhere in the middle, and it’s a hard thing for me to write about. Not because it’s emotional or because I don’t know what to say, but because I know that there are a handful of readers out there who are considering adoption. It feels like a lot of pressure.

I’ve been thinkingon how to weigh in on this for quite a while when, about a month ago…

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