we are completely mother and daughter

Quote from “The Lost Daughters of China” by Karin Evans:

I can’t explain how or why this has happened, but I knew then, just as I have known every moment since, that I am holding nothing back, that there are no other circumstances of birth or fate that could make me love this child any more- not if I’d conceived her myself in some specific and memorable moment (accompanied by fireworks, stardust, or Mozart), not if I’d carried her in my body for nine months, not if I’d held her in my arms any sooner in her young life. No fact of genealogy or physiology or of actual fleshly attachment could add to my certainty that we were fated to be together, that we are completely, whatever the differences in our physical makeup or our ethnic or cultural origins, mother and daughter.

Yep. That pretty much sums it up.

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Categories: adoption, parenting

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