I’ve been struck with a perspective adjustment recently- the “rightness” of our actions doesn’t mean the outcome will be pleasant. I was thinking about this as I read through a fellow adoptive mama’s words of grief about a child who has chosen to reject her love. Does that mean it was wrong to adopt him? I thought about it again with a friend who is loving a baby for just a brief moment of potentially days or weeks before Baby lands in her permanent home. This will be an act of love and sacrifice that may hurt. Does that mean it isn’t the right thing to do? And multiple friends who have committed to little ones they would love to keep forever, but their primary goal is reunification with a potentially troubled biological family. These friends are passionate about what is best for these children they have come to love as their own, even if that means they suffer the pain of letting them go.