Domestic Adoption Story- The Raw Truth
I’ll never forget the day I first shared my domestic adoption story. I slyly grabbed my laptop and quickly snuck up the stairs. Once on the landing of the second floor, I tiptoed into my master bedroom. Locking the bedroom door behind me, I settled myself down in the middle of my walk-in closet.
Desperate Times Through Domestic Adoption
Yep. I sat nestled in a pile of jeans, dresses, and shirts. (Apparently I liked them to try on, but not enough to hang them back up on their respective hangers.)
Earlier that morning, I dragged a cushioned ottoman into my closet in preparation for that moment. The outside-the-box mother that I’d become transformed the ottoman as the perfect “desk” for that laptop.
Adoptive Moms In Hiding
‘Lindsay, why were you hiding in your closet?’
Well, that would be because of my son. I was sitting in my closet about to share my family’s story because of my son. Relying on uninterrupted time is not a wise decision for me anymore. It’s always a good idea to add an extra layer of sound-proofing in my house.
An Interview About The Real of Domestic Adoption
Rachel Olson of the Sweetest and Toughest Podcast interviewed me that day.
We discussed infertility, miscarriages, and adoption. I shared my story of navigating the most volatile behaviors of an “uncontrollable child. How I suddenly found myself as a special needs mom and felt the reality of mom-on-mom judgement.
My eyes opened to so many lies that suffocated me for way too long. And we chatted about the isolation of special needs mommas and ultimately, God’s redemptive story in all things.
Hidden Special Needs Are Real- Adoption
Mommas raising children with “hidden” cognitive special needs are in every community. Often, however, they are isolated and alone. I know because I was and am one of them. Except now I don’t hide in shame and judgement.
This is why I am sharing. This is why I have captured EVERY valuable strategy that I WISH I had known when I was completely alone, depressed and had no hope for our family’s future.
Reach Out To The Adoptive Mom In Your Life
Somewhere there is a momma hiding in her closet. Except she is not hiding for an interview, she’s hiding because she cannot bear to face another day living in a warzone.
Share this with her. There is so much hope!
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