Below are some excerpts of what other parents adopting older children from Ethiopia have experienced. Please read them. Maybe we'll get lucky and won't face these issues, but realistically, we will deal with at least some of them:
"He completely loses control: hitting, biting, kicking, tearing apart his room."
"Our son had shrieking tantrums that lasted up to seven hours."
"He would hit, spit, bit and scream at the top of his lungs."
"The smallest change in schedule sent my kids into a total tailspin for weeks."
"He screams if I am out of his sight for one second, even to go to the bathroom."
"Violent outbursts when we were first home, manipulation, indiscriminate affection and 'normal' tantrums."
Are we worried? Nope - we're excited! We're excited for ALL of it. We know what we signed up for, and we're looking forward to helping the boys heal from the tremendous losses they have faced.
Thanks for all the love, it means the world.