August 31, 2013

New York Times quotation, another adoption gone awry

Experts warn that adopting siblings, particularly toddlers, can take a considerable toll. “With two children coming home at 2 or 3, it is likely that one or both will have behavioral issues,” said Dr. Lisa Albers Prock, the director of the adoption program at Boston Children’s Hospital. “I tell parents to proceed with caution.”

August 24, 2013

Post-camp letter to program director

I have been meaning to write to you . . . I cannot get over the change in Jeff, since he arrived home. He is so much more articulate and mature. He has voluntarily taken over additional chores, without even being asked.

He has taken a lot of initiative in starting conversations, or participating in ones going one around him. 

This evening I took him to an adult "live lit" event, sort of storytelling for adults. He went up to compliment the storyteller whose story his liked the best, then he bought me dinner!!!!!

Jeff confided, "Now you know my secret: I think parents are really important."