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Having children and raising a family had always been our expectation. We soon learned, however, that our chances of becoming pregnant were small. It wasn’t long before we started talking about the possibility of adoption. I wondered if my heart was big enough to love an adopted child as I would have loved a biological child. But with prayerful discernment, we decided to start the process. On Christmas Eve, Bill* and I left the hospital with Andrew. It didn’t take long before there was no doubt in our minds that he was our son, the greatest gift from God! We can’t imagine loving a child whom we conceived more than we love Andrew.
*Names changed for privacy. This is a summery of a USCCB Respect Life Program article by the same name and is reprinted with permission. © 2019, USCCB, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.