This is an orphan in Eastern Europe who drew a mama on the hard floor with chalk so that he could curl up in her flat arms and at least in his heart pretend she is holding him.
It just breaks my heart.
It brings back all their faces. Their smiles and their tears. Their outstretched arms longing for forever.
Accustomed to rejection and loneliness.
I know we all have these great lives out here and all, but please. Please think about adoption.
Children weren’t made for institutions. And they know it.