Minden Press-Herald

Sep 22nd


I just had occasion to follow a very special adoption process. The adopting family came from far away. Though, from the time of learning of the baby, there were only a very few short weeks until delivery, they did everything in their power to have all in readiness – arranged for and had the needed home study done by a social worker, assured the infant safety status of the house, prepared the nursery, made necessary arrangements for time off work, booked flights, and the adopting mother even learned how to cause herself to lactate so as to provide the best possible nutrition for the anticipated infant! They were present at the time of delivery and I can assure you that when the adopting couple was in possession of the precious newborn, you could see their faces glow with joy.

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