I wept when the social worker told me the news. Our waiting was over, and our journey of parenthood was beginning.
When we were matched with our daughter, I was expecting to be elated. After all, I had wanted to be a mom for years. But the truth is, as with most aspects of adoption, I experienced a whole gamut of feelings after being chosen as my daughter’s mom.
You see, when a child is placed for adoption, he or she also experiences an incredible loss. That’s what makes it so bittersweet.
Here are five ways I felt the moment we were matched: