Weekly Adoption Update

We got an email from our agency this morning about when we can be expecting to travel.

They best estimate for us leaving is in March.  The earliest possible would be February but probably not until March.  Surprisingly I am o.k. with this news.  After a lot of prayer and words of encouragement, I feel spiritually ready to wait longer.

I have decided to pass the time by setting a deadline to read the big stack of books I have by my bed. I will read one book each week and blog about them.  Some of them are adoption books others are straight parenting but all slightly helpful I’m sure.

This week I will be finishing up, ” The Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew” by Sherrie Eldridge.  This book is an easy read because the chapters are short but also difficult because she is telling you at every turn that you need to bring up the fact that your child is adopted all the time.  I get it but I am also wondering if this could have some negative effects.  I would like for the subject of adoption to be an open one but not something I force our son to talk about ALL the time.  I guess this book is directed at the parents who don’t want to talk about adoption at all but also gives some helpful tips on how to approach the subject in everyday situations.  I think talking openly about adoption requires some disernment on the part of the parent to know whether it would do more harm than good.

Don’t get me wrong, we aren’t those people who are going to try and keep this whole thing a secret.  I mean, have you seen Mr.?

Mr. + Me does NOT = African Darkness.  There will be no beatin around that bush!

I just think sometimes you don’t need to be told that you are different, you just know.  Sometimes you can just be a part of your family and be o.k. even though you don’t look like them.