My personal Jurassic Park…..

May 27, 2006 at 11:38 am | Posted in Adoption Updates, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I love Michael Crichton books and have read all of them I think.  One of the most popular books was Jurassic Park featuring the character Ian Malcolm who is a mathematician specializing in Chaos Theory.  Chaos Theory, in a nutshell, is finding order in disorder.  In the context of Jurasic Park, the slightest change in initial conditions can drastically change the long-term behavior of a system. 

This is also sometimes referred to as the butterfly effect.  The flapping of a single butterfly's wings produces a tiny change in the atmosphere.  Over a period of time, the atmosphere actually changes what it would have done had the butterfly not flapped its wings.  So a tornado that may have devestated a certain geographical area doesn't….or maybe one that should not have does.  It's hard to say.

When we started on this path to adoption, one of the reasons why we selected the Korean program was because it was running so smoothly with relatively short wait times for referrals.  Plus the added attraction that we could use an escort to bring our son to the U.S. versus traveling abroad with our 2-1/2 year old daughter.  So as referrals continue to not come into our agency, we wonder what sacrifice we should make to the adoption gods to get things moving again.  We never expected things to change but I guess some butterfly somewhere had somewhere important to go and just had to flap its wings.


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