Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Email of the Day
Adoption Vs. Biological Children
Adoption Vs. Biological Children
05/26/2020

I've heard you advise private adoption to women struggling with infertility.  My husband and I have one biological daughter and one daughter through private infant adoption.  Having experienced both, I wanted to share some perspective. We met our adopted daughter the day she was born.  When we had our biological child later, I found out that our feelings and love toward our girls were the same regardless of how they came to be ours.  It was probably a little bit easier meeting our adopted child, because I wasn't physically and emotionally exhausted from hours of pushing! 

There IS one big difference that I was never told about during the adoption process.  After you give birth to a baby, it takes barely any time at all for them to recognize you as their mom.  After a few days, they look at you and you can see total trust and love in their eyes, which is amazing.  Our adopted daughter didn't spend 9 months in my womb, and it took longer for her to prefer me to other people. This wasn't a negative though, because when she DID finally look at me that way, and I knew she understood that I was her mom, I EARNED it.  I can't think of a more humbling feeling than knowing that you have earned the trust and adoration of an innocent little human.  I hope my experience will encourage anyone considering adoption.  It is different, but no less beautiful.  I wouldn't change a single thing about how our family became a family.

Bailey
Tags: Adoption, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Personal Responsibility, Stay-at-Home Mom
PERMALINK | EMAIL | PRINT | RSS  Subscribe
< Back to Email of the Day Archives
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Make an Appointment
Latest Poll
What are you MOST looking forward to after quarantine ends?
Archives  |  Results
Programs
About Dr. Laura
Letters
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Parenting
Relationships
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Subscription
Membership
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Legal
Terms of Use
© 2020 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions