I Was Chosen To Be A Great Mom: An Adoption Love Story

“I’m not a ‘great mom’ because I adopted my children . . .  I am a great mom because I was chosen.”

Adoptive mom Rachel Garlinghouse takes her responsibilities as a mother very seriously. Having been chosen by four different birth mothers to raise their children, she feels extra compelled to do it all right. She says, “I promised my kids’ first mothers that I would be the mother our babies needed. I would be brave, resilient, kind, empathetic, encouraging, supportive, and most of all, loving.”

Read her thoughts about adoptive motherhood here.

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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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