Hope. It’s a powerful thing. During the darkest night, the hope that the sun will rise in the morning can be a sustaining and strengthening gift. There are times when everyone’s adoption journey leads through dark nights, but if you can believe that things will get better, they will.
For adoptees, it may be questions that arise about where they’re from and who they are. For birth parents, that dark night might be a place of uncertainty or grief. For hopeful adoptive parents, it could be wondering if a child will ever come to be a part of their lives. For adoptive parents, it might be wonderful if a child will ever heal from his or her past trauma and learn to live in light and love.
But these nights, like all nights, are temporary. They will end. And because of the darkness, the morning will be all the more beautiful when it arrives.