My parent's think we are not ready; it is too much responsibility and I should not adopt an older child because I could never "heal his wounds", and the idea of adoption is great, just not for me.
I'm not sure how to feel about all of their opinions. Do I agree with a few of them? Sure, I do to an extent, but I am 1,000% sure the process is scary for everyone. I am 1,000% sure things go wrong with every adoption. Not to pat myself on the back, but I am a strong individual. I have goals, dreams and I have been fighting to reach each of them. I have been on my own for some time now and I know in my heart we can do this. I know in my heart, Wetherby is our son.
I do not feel that being a Mother to this boy means I am there to "heal his wounds". I am there to protect him, now, and to provide a great future to him. I wish I could change the heartbreak he has been through, but I can't. I can give him happy moments and be there to console him when the time is right. That is our mission.