This is our Daughter (poem)


A friend sent this to me. We have friends who still refer to our daughter as ‘our adopted daughter’. So I thought this was a nice way of putting it all in perspective.


THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER.
We adopted her,
but we will NOT be
referring to her as
“our adopted daughter.”
She is simply “our daughter”.

THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER–
and the niece of her aunts and uncles,
the grandaughter of her grandparents,
the cousin of her cousins,
and the sister of any future children
we add to the family
by biology or adoption.

THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER.
There is no “return policy”
on an adopted child.
The whole idea of adopting
is a lot like marriage.
You make a lifetime
commitment to a person
with no biological
relationship to you.
You promise to “love and cherish”
for “richer, for poorer,
for better, for worse,
in sickness and in health-
as long as we both shall live.”

THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER,
and we ARE her real parents.
She has birth parents
(sometimes called
biological parents),
but we are her Mom and Dad,
and always will be.

THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER,
and we love her.
We hope that you will too!
THIS IS OUR DAUGHTER.
Copyright 1998 Jill Work

Deborah Mumm, The Adoption Coach
http://www.everythingforadoption.com

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Alice Shaeffer on Tuesday, April26, 2011 at 3:35 p04

    So true!

    Reply

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