Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Big Questions

For some time now, I've been thinking about the primary questions we receive from friends and curious onlookers about our becoming a foster family. Hopefully, by taking a few posts to answer some of these tough questions, we can encourage someone else who may be as unsure as we were about taking the next step into foster/adoption...

The Big Five:

1. How can you love another's child as much as your own biological child?
2. How can you do this to your biological children?
3. Aren't you worried about taking children that are drug-exposed?
4. Why would you want to take children of a different racial background?
5. Why through the State of Texas rather than a private adoption agency?

Tough questions. I wish I could say we have easy answers to these questions. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. However, we do have information. Good, solid information frees us from the paralysis of fear. This is true in all aspects of our life.

Tune in this week and next for our attempt at explanations. We love the questions; thinking and struggling over the answers only strengthens our resolve... and maybe yours, too.

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