My love for my youngest child, who was born to me, takes a different timbre from my love for my twins through adoption. Accepting this helps me understand the inimitable bond they share with their birth mother, and the ache she must feel.
Adoptive parents and adoptees share their favorite adoption memories from the past year, including first Mother's Days, finalizing adoptions, and gaining access to open records.
To the birth mother of my three children through adoption, wherever you are, I say thank you for allowing me to be their "other" mommy.
A simple ceremony with flowers and candles helped my children celebrate their love for two mothers.
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We asked our reader panel: How did you celebrate your first Mother's Day or Father's Day? What's since become an annual tradition?
In one life-changing day, I became a mom. But I took time to savor the sweetness of a dream coming true.