I had to start sharing this series of videos with you today. Addie's story of heartache, infertility, and adoption is the inspiration behind Katherine Nelson's song, "What's Mine Is Yours." One of our board members made me aware of these clips, saying, "I really like a lot of the things that [Addie] says about the process an adoptive Mom goes through. We often say how brave the birth mothers are - which they are - but we (adoptive moms) are also brave in this process. She does a fantastic job describing the process."
So far, Addie's story hits close to home for me. Her story parallels mine almost exactly, down to the diagnosis and journey through fertility treatments. I've never met Addie, but feel a sense of sisterhood with her, and I look forward to hearing the rest of her story over the next few days.
- Angie R., United For Adoption
Do you relate to her story? What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.