Adoption comes with a big bag of emotions and the children in adoption often come from a great deal of trauma and loss, especially in international or foster adoptions. Sometimes adoption isn’t pretty, sometimes not everyone is happy. The perfect family only exists in photographs.
Adoption isn’t Pretty
I get a little sick when I read articles about pretty families adopting a bunch of kids from difference sources (international, domestic, foster, birthmom, etc.).
The adoption isn’t what makes me ill.
Nor the number of children (usually very high, in these articles).
Not even how they acquired the kids.
The thing that really bugs me is how happy everyone seems.
Unsuspecting, good-hearted people read these articles and think, “Wow, they just adopted enough kids to have their own sports team. Look how happy they are. Everyone gets along. So cool!”