Visiting My Son’s Birth Mother In Ethiopia Taught Me How Strong I Was As A Mother

A few years after adopting her son from Ethiopia, Amber was approached by her little boy, who asked her where his birth parents were. She told him his adoption story, including the fact that his birth mother had passed away. He vehemently responded that his birth mother was NOT dead, and proceeded to share a hair-raising story about how he was taken from his family and placed in an orphanage. So Amber hired a private investigator and soon learned that her son’s birth family was alive and well.

Read her story 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 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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