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The Choice is Theirs

November 6, 2018

As a parent who has experienced the miracle of birth (3x) and the miracle of adoption (3x), I just want to share some food for thought on here tonight.

Adoption is a messy miracle. Some families experience more of the mess than the miracle. (Some families don’t.) Some families focus more on the mess than the miracle. (Some families don’t.) Some families choose to share more of the mess than the miracle. (Some don’t.)

Giving birth is also a messy miracle. Some families experience more of the mess than the miracle. (Some don’t.) Some families focus more on the mess than the miracle. (Some don’t.) Some families choose to share more of the mess than the miracle. (Some don’t.)

It’s all good. The choice is theirs. The entrance of a child into a family is a life-altering event, regardless of how they arrive. It’s a big deal. If intentions are good, and love abounds, how much or how little a family chooses to share about that life-altering event is up to them. What they share is up to them. Support them. Encourage them. Hear them. Value their messy and/or miraculous stories. Empower their voices, regardless of how much or how little they choose to use them. And, in the words of one of my favorite adoption advocates ever, “Extend less judgment, and more compassion.” 💕

#AdoptionAwarenessMonth

 

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