Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Some Hard Truths of Some Adoptions"

"The miracle of adoption isn’t just the creation of a family from disparate, distant people. Adoption is a phoenix; a miracle that arises from the ashes of despair. A baby is abandoned, a family lost and a whole new world gained. Like nearly everything else, an adoptive family is born of both joy and pain."

This quote is from an excellent, IMHO, article about adoption using a book about adoption and the movie "Wo Ai Ni, Mommy." Of course as always some of the comments are ignorant and blather on and on in ignorance but the article is very well written.

Speaking of the movie, I watched and cringed and cried and celebrated and saw a family being born, really. Wonderful movie and like this article points out it shows the immediate aftermath of adoption not the long term gains. Really it is a movie showing the birth pains of a family formed through adoption. It definitely doesn't gloss over any of the pain the child feels nor the struggles of the parents coming to grips with it all.

Now I would like to read the book discussed in the article. I think it would be very helpful and enlightening.

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