Recipe for Raising an Adopted Child
1 child, any age
1 heaping heart of love
24 hours of patience, practiced daily
12 or more waking hours of undivided attention each and every day
Pinch of protectiveness
Daily dash of gratitude for birth families
Mix all ingredients together in any size home. Stir constantly with daily reminders of your gift. Child will grow in stature, in confidence, and in knowledge—though barely noticeable. Continue to fold in generous amounts of conversation and listening. Season with daily hugs and kisses. Garnish with open communication.
Although this recipe is always ready, it is never finished.
Yields: 1 strong, loving relationship