Ten years into adoption and I'm still floored by some of the things people say to me -- including my own children. Here are five, with the lessons I've learned from them.
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Nine years into parenting twins in a domestic, open adoption.
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I thought ability was more important than age when it came to adopting and parenting, but my daughter isn't so sure.
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I made a choice to parent my children's DNA instead of my own agenda when they were young.
I used to tell anyone who would listen that my family was formed through adoption and that I was OK with that. Since I've truly accepted that fact, I've been less vocal about our story.
Parenting in an open adoption has taught me that life is more about quiet decisions and moments of reflection than about so-called life-changing events.
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