“You were loved. You are loved. You will always be loved.” Adoption is love at it’s simplest form.
What many outside adoption don’t realize is that adoption is not because birth parents do not want their children, it’s because they love their children so much and want more for them that they choose another family. Birth parents are put in a tough situation. It’s not that they would be bad parents, but that another family has what birth parents want for their child. Adoptive parents step in to give this special child even more love. An adoptee can always know that he or she is always surrounded by love, especially in a healthy open adoption.
There is pain and hardship in adoption. Adoption comes from loss. The loss of a child and parenthood for birth parents. The loss of a first family and life that could have been for adoptees. Often adoptive parents experience the loss of conceiving biological children. But there is so much love that can come to each member of the triad.
How has adoption brought more love to you? Share with us in the comments!