She is No Myth

Last month, when the Chinese man sitting next to us on a plane discovered that we adopted our daughter from China, he seemed to be at a loss for words. “You did?” he finally said. Doug was already pulling up pictures of both of our kids on his phone. After studying the beaming image of…

Once Upon An Airport Floor

They met on an airport floor. And I really needed a shower and a toothbrush and a solid hour of sleep and a fresh pair of everything, but it was one of the best moments in my life: when my six-year-old son met his ten-and-a-half-month-old sister for the first time, on a dingy airport floor….

It Only Took a Decade (Part 2)

You can learn a lot by watching other people, by asking questions, by reading, but nothing takes the place of experience. When I began writing Mother of My Son, my husband and I hadn’t fully struggled with infertility yet, and adoption wasn’t even a blink on our radar. Yet these were themes I felt compelled…