tr.v.a·dopt·ed, a·dopt·ing, a·dopts
1. To take into one’s family through legal means and raise as one’s own child.
Somehow that doesn’t even begin to cover the definition of the word. Frankly I think the true meaning can change depending on who you ask. Take my family for example:
To my beautiful biological 14 year old son it means a sibling, someone that will be with him no matter what, someone he can share laughs with, secret anecdotes of family, someone to hold memories with long after parents are gone.
To my fabulous husband whose commitment to his country took him far away from home missing many of our son’s milestones. He would cherish the chance to do it again and maybe be there for more memories.
For me, hmmm, I guess for me adoption would mean filling up an unexplainable and indescribable part of a generally wonderful loving family. You know, that feeling when you are blissfully happy and you still think something is missing. In early 2013 we all realized that SOMEONE was missing.
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