I know that adopting means unconditional commitment and I will be their parent forever, whether
he goes to college or struggles to finish high school.
she finds a fulfilling career or changes jobs frequently.
he gets arrested and goes to jail, or becomes a police officer.
she is ready to live ‘on her own’ at 18….or 26.
he makes someone pregnant, or she becomes pregnant before being ready to parent.
she becomes addicted or mentally ill.
he wins the lottery and buys me a new car…..or crashes the junker I drive.
she leaves home to live with birth family…and then wants to come back.
his friend steals my favorite piece of jewelry, or accidentally breaks a family heirloom.