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Unexpected Joy

I wasn’t expecting this. If David and I had given birth to a child bearing our genes, there’s a good chance he or she would have been quiet, introverted, and prone to melancholy like us. Instead, we ended up with a giggling, bouncing, outgoing, joyful three-year-old.

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Book Summary: Instant Mom

With both wit and raw emotion, Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, opens up about her 10-year struggle with infertility and her journey to becoming a mother via adoption.

St George

Look Again

Everything in life has the potential to be beautiful. Some things just need a second glance, a chance to prove to us that the view might not be what we expected: It might be even better.

Rachel Nielson

Rachel Nielson: A Mother, A Writer

I love to write, and I have made that passion central to my experience as a mother. My writing is not only for my children; it is also for me. My #1 coping strategy during the challenges of life is writing.

Tami Wall

Tami Wall: Every Moment with My Kids Is a Blessing

When someone tells me that they are glad I got to experience having my “own” child, I don’t get it. All of my kids are my own, and the experience of adoption is as beautiful and rewarding as is the act of carrying a child and giving birth.

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A Precious Gift: Adoption

Submitted by Carolyn Canning: The phone call came at 12:25 PM on September 26, 2006. Seven hours later I was the mother of a 17-month old, beautiful, blue-eyed boy These are the precious moments when we realize that life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned, sometimes it’s better than we ever imagined. After […]