This week’s Tuesday Topic introduces a very important topic. Karen asked,
My husband and I have three boys…14, 11, & 3. We have started the adoption process again, but our middle son is totally against it. We have had two failed foster-to-adopt situations in the past, so I’m sure that has contributed to his feelings. He’s also the one that is the most resistant to change. Any tips on how we can reassure him and help him?
What are your thoughts? I’m sure that some of us have experienced this and can lend some words of wisdom to Karen. How much weight would you give to your child’s feelings about not wanting you to adopt another child?
I hope you’ll take a moment to respond by leaving a comment. No need to have a completely formed, perfect reply. Feel free to share the questions that would come to you in this situation. Let’s have a discussion.
What does your day hold? This is a big homeschooling day for me, and I leave for Refresh on Thursday, so I’m trying to get things organized for Russ. My friend, Signe, is coming over after school with her kids; it will be nice to see a friend.
We had our Monday evening phone call with Dimples and it was a bummer. Last week she was eager to tell us all kinds of things; this week she seemed to barely tolerate our conversation. We have our first visit in a couple of weeks and it is not going to be easy.
Happy Tuesday, friends.