Although I already posted this incredible article by Melanie Thernstrom in the NY TImes, I thought that now would be a great time to comment on this further. What I found to be so compelling about her piece was her complete and utter honesty without any regrets. She even made cynics and naysayers into complimentary cheerleaders. Anyone claiming “why just not adopt” were left without the ability to even ask that question – and Ms. Thernstrom makes no apologies for it.
I think that all parents, no matter how your family is created, use this article as a crutch (or even a chant) to get you through those days when nosey people ask the wrong questions or make the wrong assumptions. Come on, we have all been there!