Because of one woman who didn't do her homework, and yes I put the lion share of this mess on her sholders, Russia has suspended the adoption system with America. I can't even begin to imagine what the families in process are feeling. And then there are the hundreds of thousands of children who may end up in the orphanage system until they grow up. . .and all because this woman didn't do the things before or during her adoption that, from what I know, every agency tells their clients to do!
Our son is beautiful, smart, intelligent, wonderful, loving, caring, the light of our lives and has been a huge blessing as an addition to our family. I can't imagine our home without him in it. . .in fact, now that he has been here for two years, it would not be a home without him!
I won't pretend that there aren't problems, but what family doesn't have issues??? Aidan does have some attachment issues--not with us--with the change of teachers in his classroom at school. It causes confusion for him and he tends to act out. In fact, I met with his teacher just yesterday to talk about that and how he is doing in general. he is doing great, but does act out a bit when things aren't stable so she will watch and keep me informed. He just needs a little extra comforting and talking to when this occurs.
He talks back and likes to be his own person--the talking back thing is annoying, but totally normal for any kid. And as for liking to be his own person--yeah!!! He is independent!
Aidan loves talking about space things: rocket ships, the moon, the planets--I think we'll have to get him a telescope for Christmas! And he loves all things cars and trucks, riding his bike and playing outside. . .totally normal boy/kid things. . .
Aidan has continued to grow and develop: he has well developed muscles all over and is continuing to add to his height and weight. . .yes, he is gaining on me fast! he still holds food in his cheeks and we have to remind him, sometimes, to swallow, but other than that he eats pretty good most of the time.
And so, I pray that the Russians somehow, someway realize just how many successful adoptions have taken place by Americans and what we can, do and are providing for our children! This one woman did not do her research ahead of time by having an International Adoption doctor evaluate pictures and records of this boy and she didn't even bother to try to find a way to help him here.
Oh, and by the way. . .All of you who have children from Russia, aren't they US citizens???? And haven't they, like my son, been one since you got off the plane with them when you returned home??? Why isn't the State Department more involved in this?
My Irish blood is up. . .