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Lifetime adoptive mom Carrie with her son

Lifetime adoptive mom Carrie with her son

I didn’t give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.
 
For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn’t give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.
– Author Unknown

 
 
 
“The Gift of Life” is a poem that has been circulating throughout the adoption community for years. It reminds adoptive parents and parents-to-be of what a blessing that adoption truly is. We wanted to share it with you as it’s very special to all of us at Lifetime.
 
The wonderful thing about adoption poetry is that it’s usually written by people just like you. What better approach than poetry to express the beautiful and complex miracle of adoption?
 

Adoption is a complicated, full of love and joy but also loss and sadness. Adoption changes lives, creates families, and provides opportunities. It is many things to many people. Fortunately, many have picked up a pen to express their journey through words.
 
Adopted children are blessed to have two families, and two mothers who love them unconditionally. One mother sacrifices her happiness to give her child the best life she can. The other is able to see her prayers of becoming a mother come to fruition. Lifetime feels fortunate to be a part of this experience with you. It’s a miracle how two families join together to show unconditional love for a child!
 
Remember to lift up your child’s (or your future child’s) birth mom as you treasure this tribute to adoption.

This blog post was originally published on July 13, 2013, and has since been updated. 

I didn’t give you The gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you. #adoption #lifetimeadoption #adoptionquote #openadoption
I didn’t give you The gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you. #adoption #lifetimeadoption #adoptionquote #openadoption
I didn’t give you The gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you. #adoption #lifetimeadoption #adoptionquote #openadoption