In contemporary homes, starting a family is often a deliberate choice. The decision to bring children into your life—whether through conception, insemination, or adoption—is a joyous moment. For some this process may be very quick. For others the process can be financially or emotionally taxing. We do well to pause, taking note of how enormous an occasion this is.
Starting a Family
As part of a ritual we created to say farewell to our foster daughter, Dafna, below is the story of my family's history of fostering across the generations, from escaping the Nazis to offering...
The truth is that I didn’t lose control when I became a parent. I never had control. What I had was the illusion of control, the false conviction that my blessings were earned.