The Narrative of the Adoption Experience

Today, we were reminded of the importance of being mindful of the narrative surrounding the adoption experience.

 When well-meaning acquaintances mention that an adopted child or adoptive parent is “lucky,” they may unintentionally forget that the adoption experience (however wonderful) is almost always rooted in deep grief and loss.  While we are incredibly privileged to play a small part in the redemptive process of adoption, we always want to gently encourage others to be mindful of the narrative for all adoptees and their families.