Monday, February 13, 2006

feel good story of the day

Rather than calling attention to the unsurprisingly scathing report about how our government dropped, fumbled, and lost the ball on the Katrina disaster, I thought I'd highlight this article about families looking to adopt children with Down Syndrome.
A close friend just ended two heartbreaking years of failed in-vitro and has decided to adopt. She and her husband are going through an agency to find a baby from Korea. She herself was an adopted Korean baby, along with her two non-biological brothers. No matter what you think about international adoptions, her story is a good one. I can't wait to see her as a mom.


Blogger United We Lay said...

Some countries are okay with international adoption, others are not. A simple rule - never adopt form a country that used to be part of the USSR unless you have A LOT of money to spend on counseling. Even then, there will be problems. These children often have Detachment Disorders causing them to have absolutely no feelings for the people who are raising them, and sometimes, no feelings ever for any person they coem into contact with. Lying is a very large problem.

Other adoptions, though, are wonderful! In most countries, orphanages or hospitals give babies a lot of love and care. They DO NOT suffer from the disorder because of the way they have been treated in their first 3 years (if you don't adopt them before). We're planning on adopting children from Colombia (2 of our own, 2 of theirs).

Also, for thise not interested in adopting but wishing to add some variety to their homes, hosting an exchange student is an unforgetable experience. AYUSA is a great company! Sorry I hijaked your post!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

My husband and I have a friend who is an adopted Korean orphan. When he and his wife could not have children of their own, they adopted a Korean baby. I thought it was such a great thing to do!

11:05 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

United (aka Polanco--it's hard to get used to changed names, sorry): Hijack away. I welcome your wisdom.

Notsocranky: Exactly. I'm glad to hear that it worked out for your friend.

3:20 PM  
Blogger mal said...

I give anyone willing to adopt internationally HUGE bonus points. It is humanity at its simplest and best It should be a lesson to us all about how foolish we are to wallow in our differences.

6:20 PM  

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