"A Boy Like Him"

After losing our child, we decided to adopt a son from Cambodia. The one we matched with was a child like no other.

An old photo of a family after their Cambodian adoption
He was 15 months old when we adopted him, and even now, I miss those first months of his life. But the agency told us that we’d best put in for a baby who, having survived his first year, wouldn’t be likely to die on us. They said we couldn’t afford to lose another child, could we? They sent a social worker to look at our home, and she urged us to start “Vietnamizing” the household. I had visions of ...

From the moment we met 27 years ago, our son knew exactly what he wanted: a family. He staked his claim on our hearts as only he could.


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