I have to admit.
asking some tough questions.
Then again, I did open this up. And I encourage you to ask more. Remain anonymous if you wish.
But I do request that you post your own questions.
I’m still happy to answer.
Q. “Aren’t you, in the least, concerned about how a “special needs” child will affect the dynamics of your family?
Also, I am sure that with such lovely children, you have grown accustomed to a favorable response to your children in most private and public encounters. How will you feel and react, if the response is not so favorable, to your “special needs” child?”
A. This was not a spur of the moment decision. We think about things very, very carefully. And have been prepared in different ways, for many years, to do this.
It’s not much different trying to prepare the other two for a third bio baby. It’s never going to go perfectly, but we talk to our kids early and often.
As for favorable responses, we don’t really place a lot of emphasis on other people’s reactions. If it’s good, great. If it’s not, so what.
Criticism is a part of life. Jo & Seb will learn how to deal with it as they get older, and all three of them will learn how to stand up for each other in a critical world.
In brief response to the question about trafficking, I ask: because there might be financial corruption in Haiti, do we stop giving to the people of Haiti? Does corruption in the area of adoption diminish the fact that there are genuine orphans in need?