Barbara, Like Sadie, I feel like an ambassador for open adoption. My husband Jeff was adopted in 1963 and we adopted a domestic newborn in…...
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We are a family of three—wow! I still can't believe I have the honor of saying that. Let me introduce you to my little corner of the world, my soft place to land: my family.
I am Sharon, wife to Mike and mother to Maximilian (Max). I am a first-time mommy who works full time outside of the home (cue the overwhelming sense of mommy guilt) and who is still trying to find the best way to balance it all.
Mike is my amazing husband of nearly 10 years, the pillar of strength for our family, who works incredibly hard every day to provide for us. He and I are complete opposites, yet we just fit.
And then there is Max, who, at 18 months old, is our whole world. He holds both our hearts in his tiny, perfect little hand. He has energy that could fill the oceans. He is curious and loves to explore and learn new things. He loves music and dancing, and above all else he loves playing hide and seek, which really amounts to him running away from us to hide in the same spot in the kitchen every single time, as we loudly and energetically wonder aloud where he could have possibly gone, only for him to give away his location with his sweet little boy giggles, which are just priceless!
When he looks at us with those big, round, beautiful brown eyes, his innocent little face turned up to us, his chubby little cheeks (the only part of his face that still gives him the “baby” look), and his beautiful brown hair wild on his head from running and playing, I am still amazed that he is ours, he has made us a forever family. A family born of love.
I am not only an adoptive mother, I am an adopted child. I tell people that adoption has given me the best gifts of my life: Adoption made me my mother’s daughter and my son’s mother. There is no greater gift.
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