You have never really been a fan of Mother’s Day. Yes, you have heard it all and you know that you are so lucky to have adopted these kids. You understand that you and your husband are a blessing to them. The real fact, however, remains. These children are not biologically yours. You did not suffer through cravings, swollen ankles, or hours of labor.
You have, however, spent countless hours drying tears after visits from biological parents and and foster care supervisors. You have dealt with irrational behavior at home and at school. You have even navigated feelings of loss and rejection with children who had to deal with grown up feelings as small children. You have dealt with being treated with disrespect and spoken to like a maid. You even know what it feels like to help growing adolesce