I learned a great deal from experiences with my own adoptive family plus what I've observed from others while seeking out solutions for us and to help others. The list of various issues we've faced is long. I've spent many, many hours in research and prayer. It is part of who I am to seek out solutions. Especially on behalf of my children. Solutions don't always come easy and some haven't come yet.
I believe that our pain is never wasted in God's economy and that it's important to allow him to turn my experiences, knowledge and skills into help for others who may be struggling, whether it's a little or a lot. I also believe one of the best antidotes to the struggles we face in life is connection with others who are or have been going through similar struggles.
Personally, I tend to withdraw which leads to isolation. And I know that can make matters worse over the long haul. I don't want that for myself or for you either.
We can band together.
We can support each other.
We can find solutions.
We can overcome.