Once a month, some local adoptive dads and I get together for burgers, chili fries, and fried jalapenos. The food we eat is terrible for us, but the company we keep is good for the soul. We talk about everything from politics and power tools to faith and football. Occasionally we talk about adoption. Sharing our feelings and giving each other advice is not the point (though sometimes that happens). Mostly, it’s just about hanging out with guys who get adoption – who understand that 5% of our lives that most of our friends can’t identify with. It’s refreshing. I recommend starting a similar outing in your area … just make sure you’re stocked up on Tums.
P.S. If you’re an adoptive dad (or want to be) and are in the DFW area, say hello and let us know you’d like to join us next time. We’ll be sure to invite ya.