Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fear - a story

Back in June, we were working our way through many of the fears of the unknown in international special needs adoption.  Sure, there are so many amazing stories of miracles unfolding when children come into families after years of neglect in orphanages and institutions.  But what if something goes wrong?  Many people I spoke with about this told me about people who had adopted internationally only to discover that their children had problems which had not been disclosed.

A few weeks ago I read this post, and frankly, it scared me!  Will this family disrupt the adoption?  Will this prove too much for them to handle?  Please read it.  It really goes to the heart of the fears around adoption.

Did you read it?  Are you afraid yet?

A few days ago, the family finally posted an update.  Please read it.

I don't want to excerpt either one of these posts, I think they need to stand in their entirety.  They show the raw fear, the real difficulties, the extra work, the struggles with attachment, without any sugarcoating.  And yet, the miracle is still there: the healing, the joy, and the love.

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