This time I would really like to explore how you all feel about a topic that I frequently see referenced, but seldom discussed. That's not to say that people aren't discussing it, only that I haven't yet found where those discussions are taking place. The result is that I know very little about how guardianship might work as an alternative to or replacement of adoption.
I'd like to know more. So I hope you'll comment (anonymously if that's more comfortable for you) and share your thoughts. Please let everyone know how you're connected to adoption: first parent, adoptee, adoptive parent, ???
So here's the question - I'm looking forward to your thoughts!
Which do you believe is preferable: guardianship or adoption? Why?