Beautiful New Song Tells The Story Of An International Adoption

'Grafted In' was written by adoptive mom Rachel Moore after she and her husband brought their daughter home from Hyderabad, India.

Shelley Skuster October 02, 2017
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An Arizona mom has written a beautiful song, and it’s striking a chord with adoptive families everywhere.

Rachel Moore wrote the song, “Grafted In” after she and her husband adopted a daughter from Hyderabad, India.

The song came together after a lengthy adoption process.

Rachel says the first verse encompasses their season of waiting — more than four years filled with anticipation and wonder.

“So many days, nights, and miles apart…

But still you’ve existed in my heart.

Never could I’ve understood

What finding you would do…”

The song continues to weave together the feelings and emotions experienced by the Moore family as they meet their daughter and bring her home.

A singer and songwriter, Rachel pieced together the lyrics of her newest song a few months after they brought their daughter, Haddie, home. Her husband composed the music, and Eric Copeland of Creative Soul Records went on to produce the background music.

“Older child adoption and adoption in general is not always roses and rainbows. It is hard,” says Rachel. “If we stay quiet about it and don’t talk about our struggles we are left hurting alone.”

Rachel says she hopes others see the power of love through her song.

“Grafted In” is available for download here. You can also listen to it for free at

This new adoption song shares the story of an international adoption.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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