I had a conversation with a childhood friend the other day.
I mentioned to her that we want to adopt.
She asked, "WHY?"
I have no answer that I feel would be suffice. How can I explain that longing?
And as I try... awkwardly... I am realizing that the concept of adoption is radically counter-cultural for Belarus. Seen as the absolute last resort even after the option of simply not having any children adoption is a foreign concept to many Belarusians (especially those not of the household of faith).
And yet I know that tides turn and a few committed people can make all the difference. Please watch this video of the adoption explosion in a small Ukrainian town of Slavyansk.
If it can happen there - I know the time for Belarus is coming!!!