"It’s an Adoption Thing"

As we anticipate a visit with our daughter’s birth family, we feel an absolute sense of security—but know that feeling wouldn’t make sense to anyone who hasn’t adopted.

Relationship with birth family

In this personal essay, one adoptive mother shares her relationship with her daughter’s birth family, and the memories that arise as they prepare to visit.


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