Original post made on Jul 17, 2007
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on Jul 17, 2007 at 9:51 pm
My heart aches to hear that there are babies neglected in orphanages while couples struggle to go through the adoption process. I'm delighted that Karl, Michelle, Fabiana, Maya, and Elise are a family.
on Apr 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm
Growing up as a twin is definitely a unique experience. Palo Alto High School's Verde magazine published an article about maintaining individuality as a twin.
Check it out at:
on Apr 23, 2008 at 1:39 pm
I know many Asian children who were adopted by well meaning Caucasian parents.
When the children reach adulthood they suffer psychological problems and have spent a lifetime explaining why they are a different ethnicity than their parents.
I happen to know many adopted 40 year old children who are trying to overcome not only the stigma of adoption, but the added embarrassment of having to having to explain why they are ethnically different from their parents.
This is not to say that the families were not loving.
Many well meaning parents (typically from Christian backgrounds) think they are doing justice to these "deprived" children.
The truth lies in the permanent psychological scars suffered by these children which manifest in the adulthood.
Additionally, many adult children have a hard time finding a spouse, and enjoying a happy marriage.
Sad but true