Two of my younger second cousins would like to strongly disagree with that notion. My cousin and his wife adopted them as babies.
I cared for my stepkids as my own for several MONTHS, and when they chose to go back to their mother, it was like my own kids just up and left me. I was so distraught/devastated that I put myself on an herbal anti-depressant (St. John's Wort) for about two months, and also took two weeks off from my classes. I guess it all depends on how strong a maternal instinct someone has.
They just voiced an opinion. They should just say that they don't think they can do it, personally. There are TOO many children that are in desperate need of a loving family, either because their mother could not take care of them through no fault of her own, or whatever the reason. Thank GOD not everyone feels that way.
And for those of us who are Christians-thank God that GOD doesn't feel that way!
(Galatians 4:4-7 But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!” Doesn't that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance."
MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!
Aim for progress...NOT perfection.
Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.
"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."
"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
| Pounds lost: 25.0