Without color, there is a refusal to challenge a current perspective and a lack of flexibility as it fades into a system of black and white thinking.
We should not be your regret, your mistake.
Their voices are vital and their stories are important to the adoption world.
We don’t have an inventory of tools that we can use to cope, we don’t have a map to help us navigate through this situation.
He began the conversation, “If you want to have a relationship with your mother and I, you need to go to counseling.”
I reread those words over and over. They stung, they hurt, and I felt my heart sink as they began to settle in.