Post Tagged with: "Adoption"

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Convos With Q

I once heard about this Hebrew Proverb of the way children enter this world. According to the tale, the Angel Gabriel tells each baby all the secrets about God and the universe. Then he kisses them on the head before sending them off to be born. Immediately thereafter, they begin to […]

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A Different DNA

You’ll never stand before a mirror and see my eyes, ears or mouth. Never hear my laugh inside your own. Never stride with my same gait. As my adopted son, you’ll never carry a visible imprint from me. And yet, I hope to pass along more than my genetic instructions to you. More than my color, looks, and behaviors. More […]

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The Healing Day

I still remember the sun that filled our hospital room that day. It was brighter—maybe brighter than it had ever been, but certainly brighter than it had been lately. It was October 11, 2013. The sun rose quickly that day, but it had taken half a decade for it to […]

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A Grief Re-Observed

Grief. It morphs. It swells. It shrinks. It just never seems to leave. … Six years ago today, it became a longtime friend of mine, meeting me inside a hospital room outside Indianapolis. There, my wife and I held a child we thought might finally be the long-awaited, new addition to our family. A […]

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My Three Moms

Mother’s Day…a day we set aside to honor the women who brought us into this world. And this year, I’m thinking of three such women. My Mom In my own beginning, there was my mom. Without her, I’d quite literally be nowhere. In many ways, she and I are the same […]

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“A-bop-tion”

I heard it stumble out of his mouth for the first time the other night: “What’s that book about, Quinn?” “A-bop-tion!” “And who’s adopted?” “Quinnie!” “Who else?” “Rudy!” {Our dog} “Yep! Who else?” “Amelia!” {His friend} And there it was…our first conversation about this thing called adoption. Or aboption. It’s a word […]

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