I Needed To Be Her Mother

“If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn’t have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. She is, in every way, my daughter.”

I love Nia Vardalos’ adoption story!

Sometimes the road to adoption is a long and winding one. Most people plan on becoming parents through pregnancy and birth. It can be excruciatingly painful when that road doesn’t pan out – nevertheless, many adoptive parents who come to adoption after foster care express a sense that there was something higher at work in their story. That their children were meant to be their children.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at Adoption.com. She currently works as a content specialist at Adopting.org, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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