Recently our adoption agency held an adoption information fair/open house event. They asked our family to participate, to come and talk with other people who are beginning their own adoption journey and to answer questions. When we told the kids about going, Kody immediately had an idea. He needed to make a questionnaire to give to prospective adoptive parents to fill out. And he needed a clipboard. We did not own a clipboard but he knew he could find one from his Grandad who is the king of office supplies. Sure enough Grandad had a clipboard that he was willing to spare for Kody's project. He came up with the questions on his own and then shared them with the Outreach Director at our agency. They offered him a job when he is old enough to work there. :)
Here are his questions:
Do you want to adopt?
Do you want a brother or a sister?
Which agency do you want to adopt?
Do you want to adopt black or white?
What country do you want to adopt? Tell Me.
What age do you want to adopt?
This picture just always makes me think of the doubts we received from others while we were waiting for Faith. The questions of how we could do this to our boys and was it fair to them. I guess it still remains to be seen what effect this will have on them in adulthood, but I do have to say that so far being an adoptive family has changed our boys. And every change has been for the better.