Adoption II.

My post on Adoption received some very interesting comments and I have responded to all of them to the best of my ability.

It has of course come as a surprise to me that a lot of other countries also have adoption within the families for the sake of keeping the wealth within the family and other emotional reasons.

Here is another heartwarming story about a friend stepping in to adopt children of a dying mother.  I was moved when I read it.

10 thoughts on “Adoption II.”

  1. I am a little late to the adoption party, sorry. My husband has an adopted sister who is (i think) a cousin by birth. She was the fifth girl born to a couple who were trying to produce a son but couldnt afford to keep all the daughters they were having. I always thought it odd because she was adopted by my MIL after she became a widow but being in an interracial marriage means I often come up against situations and attitudes I find foreign
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  2. I had a friend in Dublin way back in my single days. Like me, she married a widower but in her case he had five children under ten. They arranged the wedding and family to take care of the children for the duration of the honeymoon. On the evening of the wedding they landed in Spain and as they finished dinner the new husband dropped dead in front of his bride from a heart attack. So my friend began the day as a single person, got married, became a stepmother to five children and then was widowed all in the same twenty four hours. She didn’t run scared, but came home to care for the family she hardly knew. It was tough, in the beginning the children blamed her for the death of their father but she persisted for a few years to gain their trust and eventually the grew to appreciate the wonderful person she was.
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