These are just a handful of thoughts and stories, born out of families who have embraced adoption and the reality of extending their family beyond their baby. I’ve seen it happen hundreds of times. Families who start the adoption journey anxious about the birth family and the reality of relationship. Then they meet the birth mama…and possibly the father, and the grandmother, and a sister… Then they have faces and names and the side of the story. And then they end of falling in love twice. They anticipated loving this child. But never dreamed they could hold that kind of love for the birth family as well.
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