"To adopt consciously is to understand that the joy of your family is
built on someoneâ€™s loss. It is to acknowledge the beauty of your
children is the result of someoneâ€™s pain. It is to know every day that
what you have and feel is the result of something going wrong.
is the thing. That someone – the someone with the pain and the loss –
theyâ€™re not random. They donâ€™t just happen to be someone who doesnâ€™t
happen to be you. They donâ€™t just happen to be someone who doesnâ€™t
happen to be me. To be forced to give up a child is a sign that
something went very wrong in someoneâ€™s life. Something that didnâ€™t go
wrong in my life."
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