“Not a perfect soul, I am perfecting. Not a human being, I am a human becoming.” ― Normandi Ellis (translator), Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Beauty of Adoption
I'm trying to stay off the Internet this week in order to get caught up on some paperwork and other general life-management matters
(which I haven't been handling so well lately), but I find I can't resist the
occasional urge to peek at my blog reader and facebook. So far I've encountered
two heart-breaking stories of soul-crushing first mother grief, and several
stories of adult adoptees who are seriously struggling with a variety of
adoption-related issues. This is not atypical. I read such stories every week.
Somewhere in the United States an adoption worker is
telling a young expectant mother that she should do the "selfless"
thing and give her baby a better life than she can provide, and that adoption
is a beautiful thing that benefits all involved.
Need I say more?
Rebecca Johnson Hawkes Bryer-Charette