We will be traveling a bit this next week on this. It's not a cruise, it's the death trap that I get to take my kids on while we renew our visas. I will be walking on with floaties. Already inflated. My family makes fun of me and I simply remind them that nobody on the Titanic expected to bump into that iceberg.
While we're gone, I'm leaving you with a few links to some great blogs about adoption.
Russell Moore writing "Don't Adopt!"
If you want your “dream baby,” do not adopt or foster a child: buy a cat and make-believe. Adopting an orphan isn’t ordering a consumer item or buying a pet. Such a mindset hurts the child, and countless other children and families. Adoption is about taking on risk as cross-bearing love.
This is a wonderful blog friend who is honest and grace-filled as she write: I am in charge...you are safe.
"I am in charge. You are not." Did you know that when you are confident in your parenting, set clear expectations and boundaries and give swift and consistent consequences that this little quote brings so much security to a child that was older when they were adopted??
Well, after 10 really hard months this is what we have learned.
Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan: Parents, please educate your children about adoption so that I don't have to. At the end of the post, she has some great books and movies that talk positively about adoption.
I heard one of the kids saying, “That is NOT your real mom.” I had an immediate pit in my stomach, and tried to check myself. Surely they are not ganging up on him about adoption, I thought. I stood up and started walking casually towards them, so that I could hear the conversation and intervene if needed.