A counselor I work with brought me this article by John Rosemond. He is some parenting expert, I had never heard of him but the counselor I work with acted like he was famous. Anyway, I love when I find someone that agrees with me, which is rare, but in this case an expert agrees with me so It felt really good.

He speaks of the stigma surrounding adoptive parents. Man, do I know that. No one gets the lingo right! But how could they? So, as an adoptive parent you have to be ready for being called the wrong thing by society. Like the other day a girl on Evangeline basketball team said "Steele doesn't look like Evangeline (code for, "is he really her brother?") I said "well he was adopted" and she said "so, you don't know who his REAL parents are?" I said, "ofcourse I do, we are his real parents, we adopted him".


bigshank said…
John Rosemond is the MAN!!

Sondra and I have several resources from him on parenting. His parenting perspectives are really interesting and particularly helpful to women because he was raised by a single mom.

Like anything else, you have to read through is carefully, but I highly recomend mr. Rosemond. AND, he kinda looks like Mr. Drummond.
bigshank said…
Oh, and by the way, Adoption is one of my most favorite things..

After all, we're adopted by God just like you adopted Steele and He is our REAL father...

Eph 1:5 he[a] predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

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