Most of you probably did not know I took some time away from The Adoption Cafe. It was becoming too painful to continue telling our story, answering questions, and filtering judgement. It was wise to take a breather for a few months. For a while there, I was not even thinking this blog would be a place for me to share again. I thought perhaps I would slip away into the silence of night and move on to other things in our life.
But this topic is too important. These children are worth standing up for. So I am back.
It feels good to write here. You are all like family to me. We have shared experiences, prayed for each other, and even disagreed in some instances. But one thing I have learned about family…you show up, even when it is uncomfortable, you show up.
I will have lots of new information for you in coming weeks. There have been developments in our case, so yes of course, I will tell you all about that. There have also been developments in international adoption. We will talk about the changes and we will discuss what other changes are necessary. There has been growth in our personal lives. I am looking forward to telling you about the emotional roller coaster our failed adoption took us on and where we have landed and, sort of, stabilized.
Friends, if you have pertinent (and kindly phrased) questions or topics you would like to see addressed, leave me a comment or send me an email. It is a new day at The Adoption Cafe. Let’s put our heads and hearts together to discover better ways to impact the orphan crisis and protect children.