Planting Seeds and Throwing Rocks

family for every child
February 22, 2011, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Fighting Boredom, Fighting Fear, Fighting Injustice

Best line I’ve heard in a long time – “We need to start rethinking adoption in terms of ‘a family for the child’ NOT ‘a child for the family.’  That has been our journey.  We first sought adoption because we wanted a child(ren) and couldn’t seem to do it with good ol’ biology.  But now our horizon has expanded to see that kids need homes more than we need kids.  And foster parents (the good ones, ones not doing it for a check) are heroes.  The common, and understandable, push back for many is that it would be too hard and heart-breaking to get close to a child and then let them go.  (see above quote)…in other words…it’s about the child.  You, I, we are probably doing just fine.  They may not.


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