Five real families share the moments they knew adoption was right for them.
After a Son Conceived Through High-Tech Fertility Treatments
I knew that we would adopt the moment my newborn son was placed in my arms. It had taken years of high-tech fertility treatments to conceive Arthur. When I saw my son for the first time, I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that God, not I, had created him and that His miracles work in many different ways. I knew then that our next child would be adopted.—Sheila, New York
When a Friend Reminded Me of My Childhood Dream of Motherhood
As a child, my dream was to grow up and live in a big house with a husband and 12 children. I envisioned a house full of diversity and love. Age 32 came and went without a husband or the financial security to adopt. My dream seemed to be shattered. A few years later, a friend asked why I had abandoned that dream. It was as if an explosion had gone off inside me. All of a sudden, the roadblocks seemed minor. The husband: I can do it without one. The money: somehow I will find a way to survive. I became obsessed, once again, with the idea of motherhood…