"Meeting the Adoptive Parents"

If I was about to become a birth grandmother, I wanted to be able to trust the adoptive family. As it turns out, I needn't have worried.

A birth grandmother with her extended family.
All around us in the restaurant there were picture-perfect people. I knew I had no idea what their lives were really like, but through this lens they all seemed so normal. My husband, Kevin, my daughter, Kate, and I looked no different from the rest, but I struggled to appear calm while inside I was anything but. I couldn't seem to stop the persistent voice in my head: We may look like them, but they don’t know who we really ...

My daughter “gave up” nothing when she became a birth mother. She lovingly placed her precious baby girl in the arms of parents who would prove eager to embrace us all.

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