"Maternal Instincts"

I worried that my daughter's birth mother was more of a mom than I'd ever be. She was the one who helped me see otherwise.

A mom through domestic adoption describes her doubts about her maternal instinct.
A week after turning in our "Dear Expectant Mother" profile, I call our social worker. She says it looks great. "And by the way, there's a birth mother due soon who's interested in meeting you," she adds casually. "Do you want to meet Crystal?" I shout yes! so loud I'm sure Crystal herself can hear me. During the four days until the appointment at our agency, the what-ifs drive me crazy. What if she doesn't like me? What if I ...

My daughter’s birth mother helped me trust my own maternal instinct.

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