Today’s question comes from Renee, who asks,
What can you do when you don’t love your adopted child or even like them? My husband and I adopted a 13 yr. old girl from China a little over a year ago. We have 3 bio kids, and we love them very much. Our new daughter is not easy to like and I just don’t feel any love towards her. I keep telling her that I love her while hoping and praying that someday I will. This is a very difficult situation and brings many feelings with it such as guilt and regret.
First, I want to thank Renee for having the courage to ask such a hard question.For moms, this is a very vulnerable thing to say – or even type. I know from having written this blog for over seven years, that this is not uncommon. We even covered this topic a couple of years ago, but it bears repeating.
I hope many of you will take a moment to encourage Renee. Let’s serve one another today and be honest with our thoughts and suggestions. Feel free to comment anonymously if that helps – although I do want to encourage all of us to let go of shame. I know, easier said than done, but let’s do our best.
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Encourage one another,
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