Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Child, Their Child


My Child, Their Child


This is my child, Yet she is not mine-

My flesh and blood, but their sweat and tears-

She caries my genes, Yet will be shaped by their

personalities-

She lives strong in my heart, but her heart

feels for them-

She lives in my fantasies, my dreams.



Yet she's their dream come true, their beautiful

and precious reality-

I gave her life, with which she made theirs whole

I learned so much to love her, that I let her go-

My child, their child it doesn't make sense,

Yet at the same time-

My child, my dream for her to have better, then I

could give,

Their child, their dream, to give her better then

I could give,-

My child, so painful, the hurt caused by her

leaving so much grieving,

Yet a world full of happiness in their receiving.

© Heather Corcoran-Schneider

4 comments:

  1. This is a very powerful blog filled with so much love! She is absolutly beautiful! SHe looks just liek you! What a blessed and love little girl! I am proud of you!

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  2. What a great poem. That would be awesome read to a bunch of adoptive couples to help them understand the whole "my child" "your child" when it comes to birthmothers after they place.

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  3. Beautiful! You are amazing! We have an open adoption and I love it!
    Gina
    http://gfornicoia.blogspot.com/2010/08/letter-to-adoptee.html

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