Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Poem for all adoptive parents! ~This is our Daughter!~



This Is Our Daughter
By Jill Work
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.

14 words from my friends!:

One Busy Momma said...

Beautiful!

Stacey and Dewey said...

What a beautiful poem!! Thanks for sharing it. (and love the little red bows, cute cute)
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Stacey

Becca said...

I love that poem. I may have to steal it.

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Marianne said...

THANKS FOR SHARING....I may need to "borrow" for my blog but I will certainity give credit to where I found it. Hope all is well. Have a great weekend.

Amanda said...

Perfect & Beautiful!

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Jennifer said...

Ya know what Leslie...you can see by looking at Abby how much she is LOVED! There is no doubt - she is YOUR DAUGHTER!!! And she is precious!

Kathy said...

Great poem!!

Carrie said...

I love that. Thank you for sharing it. It gives me goose bumps and makes me well up with tears.

Our Family of 5 said...

This is my favorite!! When Sophia came home, these were our party favors at her coming home party. We typed them up and put them on pink paper and rolled them like scrolls and left them for everyone =)

Rachel said...

I LOVE this - my hubby is adopted (by his bio great aunt - gotta love that family tree) and his Mom and Dad are definitely his Mom and Dad and always will be. Giving birth does not make you a parent, but loving and caring and being there do!! Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

How beautiful!!

Robyn

Maria and Family said...

Your daughter is beautiful!! I too have a beautiful tot from Guatemala. We are in process now for Ethiopia. Maria

Jenne said...

Love the poem!