Author Archives: Stacy Clark

"What 'Gotcha Day' Means to My Family"

“What ‘Gotcha’ Means to My Family”

“What ‘Gotcha’ Means to My Family”

While I acknowledge that the word carries only a hint of the day's complicated meaning, to me, "Gotcha" says it all.

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In this personal essay, one mother describes how bonding was different with her adopted daughter and her biological daughter.

“How was the bonding?”

The woman's question was the very one I had long ago asked strangers. And it was one I'd had to find the answer to on my own.

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“Digesting Her Adoption Story, a Piece at a Time”

As my daughter grows, she slowly and sweetly puts together the facts of her birth and adoption.

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