I love this post that is currently being featured at Land of Gazillion Adoptees, and very much encourage everyone, but especially adoptive parents, to hop on over there and read it. The post starts with an exploration of the question "When do I start talking to my child about the feelings on adoption; is one age better than another?" I appreciate the author's response and especially liked the following line: "The answer goes back to one of my mantras, being open, but more than just being open, being aware."
I also really liked the statement, "Adoption processing and opening the box is not easy and it's ok if adopted people don't do it." I agree. Adoption processing was something I needed to do. But it was hard. And reunion was hard -- wonderful but also overwhelming. If I could have been okay on the other side of all that, I might have stayed there. But I wasn't. So I opened the box.
But enough from me. If you haven't already done so, please go read the post, Exploring Adoption Consciousness. If you feel moved to come back here and leave a comment, telling me what you think, I'd love that, too!