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Ins and Outs of International Adoption

The family event of adoption.

I have three sisters. Each time they became pregnant, bringing one of my nieces and nephews into the world, I went through the pregnancy "with" them, anticipating the new, joyous addition to our family.About nine years ago, my friend, Laurette, and her husband, Cornelius, decided to adopt a child. Laurette and I have been close friends since first grade, so it was natural that I became an anticipatory "Auntie" once again. But this time it was different. It was the longest, most complicated "pregnancy" I've ever experienced.  The process took more than two years and was full of ups and downs, heartbreaks and elation, disappointments and triumphs. Was it worth it?  You bet it was. It brought us Catalina. … Back to Article

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