This article in the NY Times came out a couple weeks ago and I meant to post it then. It highlights something we don’t often talk about in the church or the adoption movement – except in the rarest of cases and usually with disdain – the disruption of an adoption.
The reality is that there are many families who in the best interest of their family and the child have had to walk through this painful experience.
This is one of the reasons why we are having Dr. Karyn Purvis do a keynote and a full breakout track at this years Together for Adoption Conference in Austin, TX, Oct 1-2. As I wrote recently, I believe one of the greatest needs in the adoption movement today is preparing families before they adopt and better caring for families needing help after they have adopted. A major componant to this is equipping the church to know their part in this.