Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Well, duh!

Here's the report:

The scenario is increasingly common — eager parents adopt children born in hardship an ocean away, hoping to create a cohesive family against seemingly daunting odds. And yet, children adopted from abroad seem to adjust remarkably well, according to a new study that challenges the widely held notion that these youngsters are badly damaged emotionally and prone to disruptive behavior.
As my title said, "Well, duh!" It's the nature of children to adapt. That's why the species survives. I'll never forget talking to my mother and mother-in-law, both WWII survivors, both in their teens at the time. I commented to them that it was amazing that, young as they were, they were able to survive and adapt. They replied, in one voice, "We had to."