How a Pig Named Babe, One Nameless Squirrel and Thinking Outside the Box Worked for Us
Over ten years ago, we adopted a child, nearly five years old at the time, from another country, Romania. It was a leap of faith and I won't go into the details of how and why that adoption took place except to note
that my father came here from that same country.
My father (now deceased) was always proud and grateful to be an American citizen and he had urged us to bring another child here. At the time, many children in Romanian orphanages were developmentally delayed. We'd taken training as foster care parents but we couldn't turn away from those images of children literally turning their backs to the wall and dying, for lack of simple human touch, love and care.
It was no surprise to discover that our son wasn't even on the growth charts and had speech and hearing delays when he got here. Since I'd networked with other adoptive parents, I also wasn't alarming by other things we saw. To keep this short and get to the main focus, learning English, I'll simply suggest that readers try to imagine.....
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