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Amanda Baden & Mary O'leary Wiley

In: Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers,Practitioners, and Families

Chapter 27: Birth Parents in Adoption: Using Research to InformPractice

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Birth Parents in Adoption: Using Research to InformPractice
Birth parents in adoption: Using research to inform practice

For Monica, From Her Birth Mother

We've grown together for two years.

We've shared together your laughter and tears.

Since your first moments in this world

So many, many things have unfurled.

Once a child, you're grown now,

The time has come to pass.

Know I'll always love you.

That's all I'll ever ask.

You've had the time to live and grow.

How was I to ever, ever know

I could't give the care that you would need.

Mine would't be the voice that you would heed.

When I had to say good-bye to you

I did't know how much that I'd gothrough

Wanting to be with you all the while.

I pray you have someone to care

And friends that always, always will be there

A ...

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