"You Are Me — A Letter to My Son"

Years after adopting you, I am continuously amazed by your intelligence, creativity, and kind heart — and wish I could do more for your lingering sadness.

Writing a letter about sadness after adoption
Dear Robbie, You were born a poet. Let me quote a few of your best lines: I bet my birth mother is still crying. I wish God would take the sadness off me. If she kept me, I never would've known you. I have a space in my heart that never closes. As I sit here wrestling with words that invariably elude my grasp, I wish I could write like that. But what do I expect? You are seven, and ...

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