Sunday, August 24, 2008

Questions & Answers

I’ve been working diligently on writing my autobiography for our second adoption. They gave us a list of questions and I need to write my answers. One of the things that I’ve heard potential adoptive parents worry about is giving the right answers. They don’t like it very much when I tell them there isn’t one right answer. I suspect there are some very wrong answers, but for a large part your answers are telling them about you and how you will work through the adoption process. Just because one answer doesn’t match anyone else’s answer doesn’t mean it’s wrong. It means you are different and being different is a fundamental truth in international adoption. It’s better to get used to it now.

3 comments:

Third Mom said...

That's the truth!!

I enjoyed working on that part of our adoptions, but my husband HATED it. He's an incredibly private person, really painfully so, and it simply threw him completely out of whack to have to tell someone else about himself. But God bless him, he did it, and I like to think it ended up being a little less painful, because it allowed him to let the world know a little about who he is.

Good luck with this second one, I think the second one was a little easier and hope you do to.

Cathy said...

How is the homestudy going? We had talked via email back in January of this year. We are with FAC too and finished our homestudy in mid-April. Hope it is all going well.

AZMom said...

Oh gosh I remember that questionaire. Good luck :-)