You hear a lot of frightning tales about adoption. The lifelong attachment disorder. The birthmother who steals her babies and attempts to flee to Canada. The Olympic medalist adoptee who confesses he feels displaced and orphaned even as an adult. Finalizations falling through at the last minute. I think the negative stories have a way of being repeated more often than the postive. That seems to be human nature.
Today, at the mall, I was blessed by chatting with an adult Korean adoptee. You might recognize her.. She had such great things to say about the whole shabang. She is very involved with adoptive families. We exchanged info and we've already been e-mailing back and forth. As a new adoptive mama, her persective is invaluable to me. I need to hear the positive.