Growing In Her Heart Instead Of Her Tummy

“Adoption means you grew in her heart instead of her tummy.”

When you adopt a child, your life is changed forevermore. That little person depends upon you now for everything, and that innate connection that occurs between parent and child is forged. Your life is not your own now, but that’s okay, because you are the one that gets to witness an incredible miracle for the rest of your life: growing up. You are the one that gets to watch him play in the mud with plastic dinosaurs. You are the one that gets to watch her splash around in the tub with rubber ducks, or laugh with her as she smears chocolate frosting all over her face. These treasures are yours. It doesn’t matter where your child has come from, because even though they are not yours biologically, you are–always and forever–their parent, and he or she is your child.

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Caroline is currently working for Elevati/Adoption.com as an intern--she loves it! She is a poor college student who is studying English and hopes to go on to wear the master's cap someday. You can find Caroline gallivanting around the European countryside or hoofing it in the mountains. Chocolate in any form instantly wins her friendship, and she is not afraid to geek out over the Lord of the Rings or Star Wars films.

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