Grab the Kleenex!
If you are adopted, if you are the sibling of an adopted child, or if you are just on onlooker of an adoptive family here is a glance into the heart and conflicts of life after signing on the dotted line.
Sometimes you have no idea what is going on inside someone else’s home!I’m grateful for adoptive families and the love they pour into children’s lives which gives hope, healing and a forever family. On the flip side; I have known families that have been traumatized by their traumatized adoptive child. Years of sacrificial love, time, counseling, prayers and relationship lavishes on the precious child with little given in return. Yet parents and siblings keep an eternal perspective and know they are making a positive impact and providing a better quality life for the child. Most importantly they are providing an avenue for the child to become a believer in, and a follower of, Jesus Christ.
We hear all about the adoptive parents side– how challenging it is, how difficult it is to raise traumatized children, but we never hear from the adoptive siblings point of view. All my life I have heard of what incredible parents I have (and I do), but never once has someone told me what an “incredible job” I have done or what my thoughts were on having adopted siblings. Mainly, because I was just a kid when it all begin. I understand that, and that’s okay. But I’d like to share my honest opinion on adoption.
When I was seven my parents started down the road of adoption, I was elated, so overwhelmed with excitement at the fact that I was going to have a new sister or brother. I remember meeting them for the first time, and they felt like family. We got along and we were happy. Until the…
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