On Sunday we celebrated the adoption at our local kiddle park. After we all had our way with the bagels, I noticed the lil’ monkey had drifted away. This is where I found her. Staring at the swing, trusting, trusting, that someone would come and do right by her. No telling how many minutes she was staring a hole into the side of it. I love this girlie.
Later note: extending the adoption-fest theme here, check out Mombian’s post yesterday providing a synopsis of, commentary on, and links to a new national study, published in the American Sociological Review, which finds that — surprise — “Adoptive parents invest more time and financial resources in their children than biological parents.”
Read Dana’s sharp notes, and then the piece she links to by Shannon LC Cate at Peter’s Cross Station about Adoption Matters. Here’s a taste:
The presumption that family ties made between people without blood ties are less â€œperfectâ€ than blood ties goes very much against the grain of queer family values in which non-biological ties are often as important or even more important than biological ones.