Adopted Parent Stories

Quiet Blessings

Mike and Linda talked to Rebekah’s birthmother by phone during her pregnancy, but they met her only once, when she had her ultrasound. Linda remembers that they talked for five to ten minutes and said very little. After Rebekah was born, her birthmother chose not to...

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Wanting To Be A Mother

I knew from the time I was four that I wanted to be a mother. However, at a young age I was told that I would never be able to get pregnant.  When Russell and I got married eleven years ago, we knew that we may never be parents.  I got pregnant a few times but just...

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Worth The Wait

Eric and I were married in the fall of 2001. Five years, two rounds of IVF, and one miscarriage later, when it was still just the two of us, we decided to move ahead with the adoption process in the hopes of expanding our family. We filled out lots of paperwork, met...

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A Dream Come True

Every young girl plays with baby dolls, dressing them, diapering them, and whispering softly in a language that can only be understood by the feminine gender.  And almost always, the baby doll has a girl’s name.  It’s part of who we are. We dreamof having a little...

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Abortion Wasn’t an Option

When our son was born, I was there.  This is not unusual in itself, as most mothers are present when their children are born.  I’ll never forget the emotions of the moment, the overwhelming surge of love, and the terror of just how much of a responsibility it was to...

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