A candid account of my experience with foster/adopting a teenager in Los Angeles.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Strong in the Broken Places
Read an awesome article today about how we should change the way we think about so-called "attachment disorders" in adopted kids and give credit to kids who attach and detach intermittently, because they are demonstrating resilience. Highly recommended read. It also includes this Hemingway quote:
"The world breaks everyone. And afterward, some are strong in the broken places."
My partner and I decided to become foster/adoptive parents in our late 30s. We had the great good fortune of being "picked" by an amazing teenage boy who blows our minds on a daily basis. Adopting him turned out to be the best thing we've ever done, and by far the hardest.