Last weekend, Babe and I watched the movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green". Have you seen it? What did you think of it?
The gals from our Patiently Waiting infertility/adoption group watched this together last fall but I was not able to make it.
I heard some mixed reviews about it, some saying it was not realistic. Keep in mind this is a Disney movie.
I really enjoyed the movie. It's about a couple who struggles with infertility and have done everything medically to have a child. It shows how painful it can be for someone to go through the struggles of infertility, but also the joys of what hope can bring. It is sweet, funny, though not totally realistic, has a decent ending. It also made me think of what kind of parent I hope to be, and what I don't want to be!
If you have not seen it, go rent it.
My sister started a family tree on Geni.com (similar to Ancestry.com) a few years ago. I just spent some time updating it. My mother-in-law just updated it and now we can see our family try that goes out a few generations, back to the mid 1800's. That's pretty cool.
As I was updating my immediate family tree, I had mixed feelings. I am excited with the prospect of adding our children to the tree, but at the same time, I feel like do my future adopted kids truly fit in this tree? I know a family is not all about bloodlines, but isn't it that what a family tree is all about?
Should family trees indicate true blood lines? Or does it not really matter?
Do my future adopted children truly belong in my family tree? Or should they be on the family tree of their genetic family?
I know the "correct" answer is, "Of course they belong on MY family tree".
But I can't help but have second thoughts. Especially when I will have an open relationship with the genetic family.
Anyone have experience with this? HONEST thoughts?