Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Matir Asurim Community Project

I am getting more confident about talking to people about my project.  I am encouraged by people who react positively, and blown away by people who respond with their own personal stories about special needs, adoption, etc.  There are those people (relatively few!) who are not really moved by the idea of creating a community around saving children with special needs, but they are generally polite about it, and the conversation simply moves on to other topics.  No harm, no foul.  And then there are the worriers, who see all the potential difficulties in doing what needs to be done.  They are the best!  Because it is exactly because of these legitimate worries that we need a community to do that which is overwhelming to individuals.

There are those who talk about "It takes a village...."  There are actions which ultimately must be undertaken by individuals.  The role of the village is to provide a fertile environment for these individual actions, to support and encourage them.

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