Sunday, February 27, 2011
An Inappropriate Plea
Because we are adopting baby Jude from a country which is a signee to the Hague Adoption Convention, both my husband and I must complete many hours of online study meant to prepare us for the health and developmental risks that attend the institutionalization of children. The readings, some of which are medical journal articles, others of which are personal/anecdotal accounts, are sobering and heartbreaking. I don't have time to write a lot about it now, but I want to make a statement that is bold and probably inappropriate: if you are reading this blog, please consider -- even if you've never thought of it before, and if it is in any way at all feasible for your family situation -- adopting one (or more) of the many thousands of little ones waiting in orphanages abroad. These children desperately need you -- need us.