Author Archives: Anne Sawan

plant growing hearts, as parents grow new hearts to bond with each new child

“What If?”

“What If?”

What if I don’t love this child the same as I love the others? This question is probably every pre-adoptive parent’s most secret worry. Here are the words that reassured me.

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Talking with my five-year-old about adoption after questions from a peer at the beach

“Sweet Sand”

After a late-summer day at the beach led to wistful new questions, this mom learned that talking about adoption with her child isn't always straightforward.

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One mother wonders, does her daughter really know what adoption means?

“When Will My Daughter Truly Know What Adoption Means?”

"It's a hard truth, a harsh reality to take in, that love and pain can be so connected, so entwined. When will she truly know what adoption means? When will she finally learn the whole truth of what this word means?"

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