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Personal Story: “Could I Love a Child Who Doesn’t Look Like Me?”

I pictured a child with my green eyes and his thick, black hair, miniature versions of ourselves, inheriting only our best features.

By Jana Wolff

unmatched-family-illustration-300x223At our wedding, friends assured my husband and me that we would create good-looking children. And we believed them. It’s that cloning fantasy: our children would be miniature versions of ourselves, inheriting only our best features. I pictured a child with my green eyes and his thick, black hair. My dreams left out our worst features: big nose, freckles, a long second toe, and a proclivity to indigestion. So many of our dreams (and fears) were shattered along the way: all that talk about how pretty our children would be…and it turned out we couldn’t even have any. When we started considering adoption, I wondered if I could feel like a mother to a child who didn’t resemble me or my husband…

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