I just want to have a family, hopefully a happy one. I am childless at this point and have no experience whatsoever with parenting. Like any prospective first-time parent, at times the prospect of parenthood, while wonderful, makes me feel a bit unsure of myself. The prospect of the realities of of parenting a normal, healthy child in today’s world can at times seem daunting. If I adopt, I already will be adding a layer of adoption issues to the parenting realities. As a first-time parent, that’s enough for me to handle.
Jill’s post outlines her decisions on starting her adoption journey. She has thoughtfully outlined SO MANY relevant issues that you’ve just got to read it. I’m kind of speechless, actually. And that is not normal for me.