The initial response received from others when announcing that you are planning to adopt varies widely. I have heard the occasional "That's wonderful!" And that's nice. We're not doing this for praise, but it is nice when others can be supportive; whether it's the reason for doing something or not, everyone likes to get a positive response to news shared with friends and family.

However, what I most often hear, especially when we add that we are adopting teenagers, is more along the lines of "why?"... "Do you know how difficult that is going to be?"... "Do you have any idea what you're getting yourself into?!"

The simple answer to that question is... "Yes! We know what we're getting ourselves into!"


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