But they have learned to keep going. They have embraced a new love and new life, a new family and new everything. They are strong. They are brave. They are resilient and courageous. They have gone through something terrible that would devastate even the strongest of adults, yet, they are thriving and growing. They are filled with hope and joy and they bring it to those around them.
This is a beautifully written blog entry entitled The Heartbreak of Foster Care. "Love is always worth it."
For those who are worried a child they adopt and love will one day be taken from them and given back to their birth parents, let me offer you this: I tried to find statistics on how often that- a form of involuntary dissolution of adoption- actually happens and could find none. It is such… Continue reading When Adoptions Melt
Our kids, who first arrived at our house as scared foster children, have come a long way in the past two years. For instance, putting the boys to bed used to take all evening- sometimes all night. They were completely untrained as to what a bedtime was or how to sleep under sheets or even… Continue reading It’s Ugliest Before The Calm