"Until The Real Thing Comes Along"

After adopting in mid-life, I found I welcomed the role not only of mother, but of single parent. Perhaps this is because I can deal only with one big relationship at a time, and my daughter takes up all the room.

Single parent adoption can create loving families
Many years ago, at a loss for love, I got a puppy. “It will complicate your life,” my sister objected. “You won’t be able to go anywhere.” “Dogs are a huge responsibility,” friends warned. But I did it anyway. It was true: I had to skip lunch to get home to walk her. I had to rush home after work to walk her, and, for a while, I had to get up in the middle of the night to walk ...

After adopting in mid-life, I found I welcomed the role of single parent. Perhaps this is because I can deal only with one big relationship at a time, and my daughter takes up all the room.

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