"My Snuggle Boy"

When he’s at home, there’s a good chance you’ll find my not-so-little boy cuddling on my lap. What a change from the expressionless toddler who came home to us eight years ago!

author Billy Cuchens and his son Jayden snuggle together at home

When we adopted our son as a toddler, he rarely displayed emotion and wouldn’t show us any affection. How far my big, cuddly 10-year-old has come!


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