In my previous post I wrote about a few ways in which adoption is difficult and messy. It is messy… very messy at times. But, as a Christian I have to also believe that adoption, while messy, is beautiful.
We adopted our daughter from China nearly a year and a half ago. I love my daughter so much and I’m so thankful that adoption made us a family. However, I have some conflicting ideas about adoption that may surprise some people. These ideas are still fluid as I am learning more and trying to listen to the voices of adult adoptees and those who have been part of the adoption community for a long time.
Lately I have been hearing the words Twice Exceptional a lot. It is being said about our son.
Our son is very bright. He LOVES to read. In fact, he can read books from the library that he has never seen before. He counts to 60 and can tell the time when looking at a digital clock.
Did I mention that our son just turned three? Read more
Our daughter was in an institution for the first two and a half years of her life. Because her orphanage had lots of kids and very few caregivers, and because she has some medical needs that her caregivers did not know what to do with, our daughter was relegated to a corner with a few other kids and neglected. She could barely sit up by herself and could not crawl when we adopted her.