I've been reading "Toddler Adoption, The Weaver's Craft" and am desperately wishing I had read this two months ago. Adopting toddlers has more challenges than any other age group. Maya and Isaac have adjusted so well and so smoothly into our family and our culture. We hear comments about this frequently from our friends. Daniel, on the other hand, seems worried that we could leave him at any minute. I am learning that apparently this is very typical among adopted toddlers. Because he didn't understand all the explanations about how his world would be changing, he has been very confused by it all. He has a lot of fear and insecurity. His reaction when I get him out of bed in the morning or after nap is one of excitement and relief. Whenever we are in the company of others, he stays very close to me. Whenever company leaves, he is always thrilled that we do not. Tonight we had friends over to celebrate Memorial Day. Daniel followed me everywhere. He is the sweet little chick to this mama hen. While I was plating everyone's dinner Daniel held onto the hem of my shorts, never leaving my side. It could easily become irritating if I didn't understand him. Because I do, it is heartbreaking.