We have a cold. It is the mean, nasty kind that immediately fills your head with muck and your chest with a rattling cough, and then it sets up camp for a couple of weeks. I am exhausted, the baby is snotty and pathetic, and Olivia is being a challenge. So there's not much I really want to say here about our life. However, there is this:
This little project is sponsored by Heather. I participated last year and will again this year. If you blog about adoption in any way (adoptive parent, prospective adoptive parent, adoptee, etc), you are welcome and invited to sign up. It's a good way to learn about other perspectives on adoption from many different kinds of people.
I will say this: Heather and I do not agree on many things. I have followed her blog for many years, and I know from reading her that we have a very different philosophy on some certain foundational things. (We won't be voting for the same candidates this election.)
However, when it comes to open adoption and adoption ethics, I have learned a lot from her. She has challenged me to think long and hard about how agencies, attorneys and adoptive parents treat birth/first parents. Her perspective has helped shape my relationship with our children's birth families. She has inspired me to think of them as an extended part of our family, for their sakes but also for the sake of our children. I have "met" people through her blog who have opened my eyes to all kinds of perspectives on adoption.
As an adoptive parent who is not also an adoptee, I think it is incredibly valuable to read about others' experiences. It can only help us as our own kids grow. So, to those affected by adoption...go, sign up for the interview project! You just might make a new friend or two.