Get your hankie for this post from the Motherlode blog at The New York Times about Elya Nauta, adopted at age 16 by John and Sheryl Nauta on December 28, 2012, just days before Russia's international adoption ban took effect.
Thanks for stopping by! Whatever Things Are True covers politics, policy, and parenting in international adoption. Too often, the way we talk about international adoption reminds me of that old fable about The Blind Men and the Elephant – we tend to confuse one small part of the animal for the whole beast. Although I’m the mother of three via international adoption, I try to take a child-centered approach to adoption issues. I hope you’ll stick around and share your thoughts, too.