Legacy of an Adopted Child -Author unknown


Posted in honor of National Adoption Month: Choose the Adoption Option!


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;

Once 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 an aim.

One gave you emotions

The other calmed your fears.

One saw your first smile

The other dried your tears.

One gave you away…it was all 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, unanswered

Through the years: Heredity or Environment…

Which are you a product of?

Neither my darling, neither,

Just two different kinds of love.


One thought on “Legacy of an Adopted Child -Author unknown

  1. God’s love never seems to amazes us in all things we see and do….

    We came not of our own volition but through His love….

    Thanks for this; a wonderful piece of poetry….

    All good remembering God’s and parental love….

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