This question was recently posed on Quora, a question-and-answer platform. Through the varied answers from adoptive parents, a common theme emerged: Adopting an older child is really hard. But it is worth it.
“It’s amazing and it’s wicked hard. Like, the best thing in the world and the worst thing in the world,” wrote one adoptive mom.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” said another.
“It’s great and difficult,” another commented.