"Helpless Love"

No one ever saw me as a mother. So why was I suddenly in such a rush to adopt a Chinese baby?

This is a story that never changes. I’ve told it over business lunches and at cocktail parties, in my gynecologist’s office. Every time I tell this story, my listeners’ eyes brighten — it is a happy story — and this brightness in the their eyes eggs me on. But each listener also looks at me as if I’m speaking of something odd — happy, but odd. This is a true story about my life. To me, it is commonplace, a ...

There is an irrevocable moment when you become a parent, an instant when the idea of your child enters your heart forever.

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