Whether you see your child’s birth parents frequently or have never had contact, you can still imbue your adoption and your relationship with your child with openness. | BY LORI HOLDEN
Though society doesn’t know what to do with birth mothers, I knew I had a place with my son’s parents. At his second birthday party, I learned that I had a place with their family, too. | BY ELSA
Near-strangers feel compelled to tell me about friends who got pregnant after adopting and say, “There’s still hope….” But I don’t hope for a biological child; I hope for a healthy relationship with my two kids. | BY DANIELLE HELZER
Waiting to adopt is hard, especially when the wait stretches on for years. Real parents share the words that comforted them and got them through their waits.