Shared Grief and Love

Adoption’s Shared Grief and Love

There was a time for many years when I ques­tioned if I would ever hear a child call me mom. I now won­der, how is it that some­how through all of life’s twists and turns for all involved, I became the moth­er of two beau­ti­ful human beings born to oth­er women? The priv­i­lege of being an adop­tive par­ent is immea­sur­able. The priv­i­lege of being the mom of my two now young adult chil­dren can’t be over­stat­ed. Rais­ing my chil­dren was like play­ing darts blind­fold­ed with the self-imposed expec­ta­tion of need­ing to hit the bulls eye with each and every throw. In adop­tion and fos­ter care, …

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