"Letters of Love"

Many adoptive parents spend countless hours writing heartfelt letters to their child's birth parents. Here, a birth mother reflects on what those letters mean to her.

Letters to birth parents can evoke many emotions
The letters I receive about my birth daughter are long and full of love. Her parents send me detailed updates, from her first step to her first day at day care. They tell of their trips all over the world and how she reacts to everything she sees, touches, and feels. I'm amazed that her parents can write so beautifully that I can actually imagine myself right there, experiencing everything with them. Every picture they send is beautiful. Each one ...

Sometimes I read the warm, loving letters my birth daughter’s parents send and feel almost incapable of responding. But I always do.

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