Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I'm quite happy to report that Carrington Burman is home with her family. She is beginning a whole new chapter!!
I've talked with fellow adoptive moms about kids like Carrington, Yana, and Theo, and I've come to the conclusion that no one has written a book about our kids. What they will and will not do, what they can and can not be expected to do...all of that is unknown. No book about Down Syndrome, no book about adoption, no book about orphans, no book is really relevant. We are writing it as we live it.
What we do know is that we are blessed with amazingly resilient children. How they survived their years of neglect is a mystery to me. They amaze me.
And we also know that these children are part of an elite club. The lucky few. They were adopted.
Of the more than 100,000 orphans in Ukraine alone, somewhere around 2000 were adopted last year. Less than 2%. And you can bet that only a fraction of the children who were adopted had significant special needs.
So as we witness the turning of a page and the beginning of a fresh new chapter in the life of Carrington, we must not forget the children who are left behind. As we continue to write the Book of Theo we can't forget that we are also contributing to the stories of all the other lives that we touch.
Most of the children left behind will never know the love of a mommy and daddy. In the days and weeks to come, I'll be sharing with you new ways to help these friends of Theo and Carrington. This is going to be a real page turner!
Posted by Stephanie @ Ralphcrew at 9:06 PM