"Welcome to the Family!"

Without my family members surrounding me, I felt lonely holding my daughter at the hospital. Luckily, her birth family stepped up to the plate.

Her daughter's birth family joined her in the hospital
Going into an adoption, there are some things you think you want, and some things you never expect to want. My daughter's birth family gave us both. Over the two years we waited for our baby, my husband and I welcomed two nieces into our extended family. For each, we picked out gifts, attended showers, and shared in the excitement of gaining new family members. The excitement always culminated in rushing to the hospital with other relatives, where I took ...

I asked my family not to come to the hospital when she was born, then mourned their absence. Enter her birth relatives.


Subscribe now for exclusive access to this article, future digital issues of Adoptive Families, the full searchable Adoption Parenting Library and much more.

Already a subscriber? LOG IN

Need help? CLICK HERE

Copyright © 1999-2015 Adoptive Families Magazine®. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

More articles like this

Given email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Please provide a valid email address.
Thank you for signing up! Your first Adoptive Families newsletter will arrive within the week.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Please fill in the required fields.