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Monday, February 18, 2013

The Connectedness of Motherhood

Are you a mother? If so, how does being a "mother" differentiate from being a "daughter"? Have you explained to your children about your adoption? Explain. If you are not a mother, do you want to be one someday? Does your answer have anything to do with your adoption?

Having my own biological children has given me a whole new perspective on being adopted. Going through the process of being pregnant and giving birth conjured for me questions about how my own birth mother felt while she was carrying me. Surely, she felt me moving inside her. Did she rub her belly the way I rubbed mine, thinking my unborn children would feel the pressure of my hand and know that I loved them? Did she talk or sing to me?