Monday, June 20, 2011

The Legacy of an Adopted Child

I can't read or even type up this poem without sobbing!!! It was in a book we are required by our agency to read titled "Dear Birthmother". It is the perfect words to explain the legacy that both a birthmother and an adoptive mother give to their child.... I hope it opens your eyes to the beauty of adoption!

The Legacy of an Adopted Child -

Once there were two women
Who never knew each other
One you do not remember
The other you call mother

Two different lives shaped to make yours one
One became your guiding star
The other became your sun

The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it

One gave you a nationality
The other gave you a name
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you an aim

One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears   
One saw your first sweet smile
The other dried your tears

One gave you up - it was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child
And God led her straight to you 

And now you ask me through your tears
The age old question through the years;
Heredity or Environment -Which are you a product of?

Neither my darling - neither 
Just two different kinds of love!

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