Monday, November 9, 2015

National Adoption Month: My Favorite Adoption Quotes

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!  

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