Friday, 8 June 2012
OMG!! You are absolutely right. If a family has TWINS, QUADS, SIXTUPLETS, what in heavens are they to do? I mean they are all the same age!!! And couples who already have kids from previously marriages! **GASP** How do they fit in with Ontario's Best Practice guidelines?
Give me a BREAK! There are many kinds of families, and not all of them fit into Ontario's Best Practice Guidelines. I also believe that adopting older children who's age may be the same as another is fine too. To put these practices and make them applicable to ALL adoptive families isn't fair, especially when it is bases on statics, and not indiviuals. I know what would work for my family and so does our adoption practitioner.
If I can make a difference, if I can make one person's life better, if I can offer a parentless child at home to call their own and accept them for who they are, the good and the bad, then shouldn't I try?
Yes it might fail and be disrupted, everyone has a breaking point. We have talked about this, and we have even put our adoptions plans on hold as we learned about the issues we may be facing. We've discussed our concerns, we're educated as we can be, and we have support systems in place should we need them. As for the other families you mentioned, I don't know their situtation to comment.
But I do worry about people like you and the impact you create with your words. You cast them out there like poison darts to people you know nothing of.