Because adoption is usually a long process,
and children need a home and family,
parents yearn to hold their child(ren)...
this doesn't make the transition to parenthood
Having fallen in love with my two girls
half the world away,
through a simple photograph
and a few sentences describing their personalities...
when parent and child are finally united,
and life is not the incredible union described
in the fairy tales.
That is okay!
This does not make one a horrible parent.
This doesn't make one a horrible child.
This doesn't mean God's hand was not
involved in this union.
Adoption is a long road,
orphaned children have a lot of issues to
Adoptive parents have a lot of issues to
Parenthood is difficult enough...
please allow adoptive parents, who are not
experiencing a fairy tale adoption,
to grieve some too -
the long wait,
the decorating of a room,
preparing toys and clothing,
and all those child safe locks...
let these parents share their feelings without
listen without judging,
love them -
so they can pass this love to their