I’m a mom three ways – through adoption, by foster care and via my own pregnancy. Depending upon which kid I’m with or talking about, it will come up how that child joined our family.
When I say we adopted Silent One, a common question is why did you adopt? Did you have problems conceiving? Did your insurance not cover fertility treatments?
When I say we fostered Watchful or Joyful or one of the other eight delightful children we’ve welcomed into our home, a common question is why do you foster? Isn’t too hard to “give the kids back”?
When I say Savvy is my biological daughter, the common question is how old is she? Unless they know that we have adopted / fostered, and then they ask if we conceived her after adopting.
The answer to why we have adopted, fostered, and birthed our children is pretty straight forward. Because we love children and believe they should have families that love them.
No real mystery here, folks. Having kids in your life is great. End of story.
This blog is part of the Adoption Talk Link Up. Check out the other great blogs – they’re worth a read!