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Everybody Came Together

Although choosing adoption was hard for Mindi and her family, she is proud of her choice and feels that her family – and her son Miles’s family –  are stronger because of adoption. If you’re pregnant and considering adoption, take a minute to watch Mindi’s story and see how placing her son for adoption has …
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I Thank Her Each and Every Day

Christophe and Christopher seem like ordinary teen boys. They like to play basketball. They are active in their church youth group. They’re excited to go to college next year. But these two boys have an extraordinary story – they were placed for adoption at the age of seven. They feel that adoption has helped make …
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A Wonderful Life for My Son

birthmother and adopted son

by Jessica Washington, DC In the summer of 1996, shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I went to Atlanta to work at the Summer Olympic Games. In August, I became pregnant. The birthfather and I were not in a serious relationship, and I did not feel we would develop …
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The Greatest Gift

Lauren K and family

by Lauren K. Arlington, VA “I wonder what she looks like,” I remember telling my mom as a young girl. “Do you think I have her eyes? Her nose?” From as early as I can remember, I knew I was adopted. “You were chosen for us,” my mom would tell me. Being adopted didn’t make …
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Our Surprising Miracle


by Kate S. Our dear Cecilia is the most surprising miracle in our lives. Less than three months after being approved as adoptive parents, our phone rang to tell us a baby girl was waiting for us. We chose the name in the 45 minute drive to the hospital, and we have acute memories of …
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The Loving Option of Adoption

Rosemary McDonough and Family

We’ve all had the experience of taking a long-awaited trip. You want to get to your destination as quickly as possible, because you have so many plans. But look! There’s construction ahead. The road is closed, and the traffic is detouring to who-knows-where. Now what? Sometimes, though, that detour takes us along the scenic route. …
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Twice Blessed

Our adoption journey started over 12 years ago. It’s been a long journey, an exciting journey, a scary journey, an emotional journey, a loving journey, and we know it was the right journey for our family. It is a journey that expanded our family by “four feet” and brought us the sacred title of parents. …
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