From The First Moment I Saw You, I Knew You Were Meant To Be Mine

I hear it all the time: Adoptive parents talk about meeting their babies for the first time and knowing that they were theirs. A picture in a photolisting. A feature in a newsletter. A parent will see their child and their heart will say, “That little one is mine.”

Sometimes there are other confirmations, too: dreams, answered prayers, coincidences that brought people together that couldn’t be explained away, a sense of recognition in an encounter with birth parents.

It’s not something you can explain logically. It’s just something that happens. It’s part of the miracle of adoption.

I read about that today in an article about a couple who adopted a sibling group of seven kids. They had always planned to adopt. It was just something they wanted to do. But when they saw a news story featuring this family of kids, they knew: those kids were theirs. “It was a done deal before I even met them,” said the mother.

I heard it from a friend whose daughter saw a little boy listed in a newsletter and said, “That is my brother.”

When you first met your child, did you know that they were yours?

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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 She currently works as a content specialist at, 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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