Yesterday, I wrote about 5 Questions Adoptive Parents Don’t Want You to Ask.
I was working on the alternate version – 5 questions adoptive parent WANT you to ask. That’s a lot harder and bigger question.
So, I’m going to turn it into 5 different blog posts and they will each address a certain “group” of people in an adoptive family’s life. The plan is to do them for:
- Extended Family
- Family Friends
- Co-workers and acquaintances
- Church leaders and church members (so if that’s not a part of your life or makes you uncomfortable, you might want to skip #4)
- The guy in the grocery store.
Why am I dragging it out into 5 separate posts?
Because in order to ask a “good question” of an adoptive parent, it takes more thinking and more acknowledging what you do know and what you don’t know.
Because the “good questions” are a lot more rare than the bad ones.
Because in order to help rather than hurt, questions need to be asked in an understanding way. That takes time.
I hope to have the first one up later today.
I hope you find them meaningful and enjoyable.