I have a whole post brewing in my brain about the definition of family. I’ve recently been conversing (via the blogosphere) with an adult adoptee who is very respectful of my questions. Today on the drive home, I began to wonder about the definitions of words such as “parent,” “family,” “step-parent,” “sister,” “brother,” etc. etc. But I want to better formulate my thoughts 🙂
I have another one brewing about the fact that somehow readers have come to the conclusion that I feel ENTITLED to adopt a child. Wow. I’m not sure how they came to that conclusion. I am certainly not entitled to a child – but then again, no one is.
And a third one on the loss that surrounds adoption. Everyone involved in adoption suffers loss. Everyone. To think that one party (specifically adoptive parents) somehow escapes loss in the process is definitely a myth. There is loss involved across the board.
Tomorrow we get to call S.
I’m super excited.
I am also super scared.
This woman *just might – maybe – could possibly* – be the mother of our child.
What to say to her without sounding like a condescending person or a “vulture,” as I’ve so recently and lovingly been labeled on the internet.
Anyway…send good thoughts & prayers our way on Thursday, would ya’??