Adoption is a way to build families.
Adoption is a way to fracture families. I know of both. Thus begins my memoir, Any Skeletons in the Closet? The adoption configuration is certainly one of the most complex social constructs that we can encounter. There are so many conflicting needs, attachments, expectations and emotions that must be identified, embraced and worked through if adoption is to be a healthy choice for all those impacted by it. Adoption is never anyone’s first choice. In a perfect world, ever child would be born into a family where they could be loved and nurtured and every couple who so desired would be able to bear children. However, that is not the world we live in. I hope to offer some insights I have gained over the years and to provide support and a kind ear to those who are traveling the rocky and sometimes treacherous road known as adoption.