Letters to the Editor, RE: February 2017

Readers share feedback about articles from the February 2017 issue of Adoptive Families magazine.

RE: Adoption Cost & Timing in 2015-2016

The information from the latest Adoption Cost & Timing Survey seems discouraging to me. I’m glad I didn’t see this when I was considering adoption, or I wouldn’t have the two amazing kids that I have. For those considering adoption, keep in mind that these are averages. Explore your options and find what works for you. It’s worth every penny and every waiting day….
Jen • via Facebook


RE: “On Choosing, or Changing, Schools”

I think this mom should stop worrying about the school her children attend. Parents shouldn’t put their academically thriving children in a lesser academic school for them to be in a more diverse setting. There are so many other ways to accomplish this, as they are already doing. An educational foundation sets the tone for a lot. Plus, it sounded like her kids like the school. They seem to know the importance of a good education. However, I do think she needs to tell the school to stop using her children as “poster children” for diversity if she or her kids are not comfortable with it. She has that right.
Dana • via Facebook

My kids go to a charter prep school. Not because of academics, but because I would have feared for their vulnerability due to their developmental delays at the huge public school. A total enrollment of 300 kids vs 2,000…it seemed like a no-brainer.
John • via Facebook


RE: Television Shows That “Get” Adoption

I was excited to read about the adoption storyline on Doc McStuffins. It sounds like they covered the topic in a pretty amazing way for a TV show—the parents tell the children they are adopting a baby, and they talk about the birth parents, too. Can’t wait to watch it!
Heather • via Facebook

Yes! I LOVE the Dinosaur Train undertone of adoption. It’s a good way to open up the topic for kids.
Jess • via Facebook

I was so happy when I saw the Doc McStuffins episodes about adoption! My little girl loves that show anyway.
Heather • via Facebook


RE: “Anniversary”

This mother’s story about celebrating her daughter’s adoption is a beautiful article that really resonated for me personally. Thank you for sharing!
mom24 • comment posted online


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