I distinctly remember the book. Filled with the necessary information to prepare an adoptive family. One section stands out in particular, though. In the quiet of our home, our boys tucked safely in bed, I read aloud pages and pages of scenarios as we discussed our answers.
HIV? Family history of depression? Mental illness? Developmental delay? Autism? Facial abnormalities? Heart defect?
Were we willing to consider a child with special conditions and if so, to what degree?
With each question, I could feel the knots mounting in my stomach. How does one rationalize these kinds of choices? These are the children that need a family most. As the counsel of our social workers echoed in my mind, the guilt pierced my heart.
“Be truthful. Recognize your limits. Know what you can handle.”
As my husband and I looked into the depths of what life looked like as parents of a child with significant special needs, we chose what we thought was our child.
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Am I Strong Enough?
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