Monday, September 17, 2012

Effects of an Adoption on Biological Children, Part 2

I wrote this post about the effects of an adoption on biological children almost exactly a year ago, before we'd even brought home our new little girl (now home almost 9 months).

So, what's it like now that reality has more than set in?

Today I have an update to that post from a year ago, kind of a snapshot that reveals a tangible result in the life of our oldest child because our family pursued adoption.  My 4th grade son's new teacher is really encouraging creative writing this year.  My son wrote the following over the weekend, no prompting, it wasn't even assigned, just free writing.  He brought it to me and asked if I thought it was any good.

Free Writing by my 9 year old son:

A little tiger
lost in the woods.
Where is his mother
he doesn't know.
All other animals
do not know.
Then a kangaroo spoke,
"Where is your mother?"
When he said, "I don't know."
Then she said, "I'll take care
of you.  I'll wash your clothes.
I'll give you a warm
place to sleep."

This is adoption and if everybody does this the world will be a better place.

"Um.  Yeah, it's good!  Really?  You wrote that?  And just that fast?!" 

So, did we ruin his life by adopting his littlest sister?


I'd love to hear what you think!