October 7, 2021
From the arbitration venue where adoption cases are handled, to your home, the adopted child walks on eggshells. Most of them are distrusting and uncertain, with many assuming they’ll be returned to the orphanage under foster care. While being a parent requires patience and grace when one makes mistakes, it is also important to extend this to the child you are adopting. The legal process, the inconsistency, the uncertainty all play a role in the child’s welfare and there is no telling what trauma they are dealing with.