Love Not DNA

There are a lot of things that DNA consists of, but parenthood doesn’t require it. Love is really all that is needed to be a parent. Love and commitment to raise and provide for a child doesn’t come ingrained in our genes, therefore being biologically connected to another person doesn’t need to be present in order to be a great parent. I have friends that I consider family. They have been there for me through thick and thin.  When I married my husband, the love I have for him knew no biological tie. His family welcomed me into their family. The bond you can have with a child that isn’t genetically your own is the same.

What’s in DNA?

Parenthood requires love not DNA

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Sarah - Content Specialist for, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on

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