Words Don’t Define Parents, Love and Dedication Do

I had a dad recently tell me, “My daughters are from my wife’s first marriage, but I don’t like to call them step-daughters. They’re just daughters. I don’t like to put a label on people. That kind of thing leads to gas chambers.”

While I feel that this good father’s leap from labeling to gas chambers was a bit extreme, I do agree with his general sentiment. When it comes to the different kinds of parents in a child’s life, it’s not really important what they’re called – what’s important is that they’re committed to a child’s well-being.

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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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