Monday, February 22, 2010

The Adopted Child's Loss.

There is a great post here from Grown in my Heart about the loss an adopted child experiences.  No, not every child who is adopted is going to react the same way.  Nor is every one going to react the way the child in this story did.  However, I believe that we do our children a great disservice if we do not also recognize the hard, and yes, even ugly, parts of adoption.  There is loss there.  There will be pain and questioning.  Do we go around basing our lives on this?  Heck no.  But to pretend that the hard parts do not exist only injures our relationship with our child.  I want to be ready.

3 comments:

Melba said...

Wow, that was seriously powerful. Very important topic, thanks for posting.

Melba

Mama Bear said...

i agree!

Adoptive Momma said...

Agreed and posted this same article.