An Adopted Child Legacy


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 you one
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun

The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it

One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name
One gave you a talent, the other gave you aim

One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried you tears

One made an adoption plan, that was all that she could do
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

Now, which of these two women, Are you the product of?
Both, my darling, Both, Just two different types of love.
—- Unknown


An Adopted Child Legacy — 2 Comments

  1. This is a beautiful poem that brought tears to my eyes. I am a mother who gave life to a child then gave her to another. I am very proud of what my child has become.

  2. This is so beautiful…. Comforting for the adopted child as well as both the birth/adopted moms 🙂