"Someone I Will Never Know"

In this personal essay, an adoptive mom writes about opening her heart to her children's birth mothers.

Being open about my child's birth mother brought us closer together
A decade ago, family therapists were fond of telling fathers that the best thing they could do for their children was to love their child's mother. I would take it one step further and say that one of the best things we can do for our children is to love their birth mothers — and let our children know it. Families in open adoptions have many opportunities to show that love. But for those of us who know neither our ...

I had never met my child’s birth mother. Could I learn to love her?


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