Reasons to adopt a child…

There are many reasons for adopting a child, these were mine.

1.  My friends were adopting and recommended a nontraditional agency.

2.  I was 30 years old, single and family oriented.

3.  I owned a two story, 3 bedroom house, occupied by me, myself and I.

4.  Established in my career with a masters degree.

5.  Lonesome.

6.  Did I mention strong family values?

7.  Open to new learning, experience and personal growth.

8.  Ready to share my love with someone.

9.  Believed I could make a difference in a child’s life and provide a loving home.

10.  Searched for meaning and purpose beyond myself.

Whatever your reasons may be, it is important to be honest with yourself and have realistic expectations.  A wise old woman once said to me,  “parenting is the most difficult thing you’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.”  I held onto that thought for 23 years  and recently attended my son’s wedding.  I imagine someday I’ll be passing along the wise old woman’s advice!   drpers  © 2007

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