When I’m reading the newspaper, a magazine, or social media, certain words tend to jump off the page and catch my attention. “Adoption” is one of those words. When I see that word, I usually look closer to read more details. A lot of the time, I quickly realize that it’s an article about pet adoption, so I move on (as we don’t have any pets and aren’t planning on adding one to our family any time soon). But, occasionally, it’s a touching story or informative article about someone hoping to adopt a child, someone who was adopted as a child, birth parent stories, or child adoption in general. Recently, I came across two articles that have stuck with me, so I thought I’d share.
An adoptee’s story – You’ll need to log into your Chicago Tribune account to read this editorial.
These articles are not meant to induce discussion or debate, but more to offer a few people’s perspectives on a topic that is very personal to them. They offer insight into topics that a lot of us can’t even begin to imagine.