October 16, 2010

View from the other side...

      I have found it very important to be able  to see points of views on adoption from within all of the adoption circle...   And we do form a circle of us and family.... A circle that comes back around to each of us eventually.  I have found  some really interesting blogs lately.  What is it like to be on the other side of adoption? Meaning the other side of the excitement of being  "new adoptive parents." The reality of every day can be fun and joyful and it can also be hard.  Helping a child who is lost and suffering...or loosing a grown child and not knowing where they are or why they are gone...
      I think we all need to have great understanding and compassion for each other... All of us need to further our own understanding of  this thing of "ours... adoption"....Because we are family.


    Follow:  Korean War baby here
http://www.koreanwarbaby.com/


    He has some good links on his site as well...




I'm always looking for adoptive moms at my stage in life as well...




Follow:  This mom


 http://www.studyinbrown.com/2010/10/song-almost-heard.html

1 comment:

Aus said...

Yeah - good thoughts - parenting adopted kids is the same - but different too! We had that conversation with my big sister just yesterday. She'd been in the hospital and I insisted that the day she was released she spend the next 24 hours at our place 'so we were sure things were OK'. I think she got a real insight into the reality of parenting even 'well adjusted' adopted kids - it's just a different dynamic sometimes!

And maybe that's why those of us that have adopted kind of 'band together' too - becuase we understand. Your 'issues' may be different than ours - but they will still be there!

And this you understand oh so well - because you've been there too - you know it from 'both sides'. I honor that....

hugs - aus and co.