November is National Adoption Awareness month and over the years we’ve been an adoptive family, my feelings about this month have run the gamut. In the beginning, I just wanted to post beautiful pictures of my beautiful kids and acknowledge what an amazing thing adoption is in my life. Adoption made me a mother and for that I will be forever grateful. But as my kids have gotten older and have been able to express their own feelings about adoption, those beautiful pictures and happy captions haven’t always seemed as honest to our experience.
I’ve invested a lot of time in listening to the voices of adult adoptees and I’m learning that there isn’t just one narrative about adoption. The reality is that adoption is complex. It isn’t all happy or sad, all good or bad. It changes day to day and with each new phase of life our kids enter. I’ve come to see that while adoption may be 90% positive for me and 10% hard, the math for my kids isn’t so simple.
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