As a mom whose children have open adoptions with their birth families, I adore this quote. There is a belief that adoptees have to choose between their biological families and their forever families. I guess it's a question of loyalty? Or of creating a hierarchy of love and devotion? But it's unnecessary and unfair for anyone to demand this from our children. If our children love and respect both their families, isn't that a beautiful thing?
I have written about this before, and this quote perfectly summarizes my thoughts. The word "magnitude" resonates in my heart. The poem i carry your heart with me (ee cummings) is another way to put the complex feelings I have regarding my kids' first moms.
What are you favorite adoption quotes, songs, or poems? Why? I'd love to add more to my list!