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Forever Home? 

She placed the star upon the tree A wish within her heart That Christmas with this family Would signal a new start. She’d heard so much about them And they sounded nice and kind But the problem with new families … Continue reading

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The Adoptive Mum’s Scar

Six months was a lifetime When first you arrived; A pale babe in arms, With your bags by your side. We’d missed out on the memories Already made, In the home of another, So kind, where you’d stayed. Those six … Continue reading

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Love Grows (a poem about adoption)

It was not instant, This love I feel, At first it felt so strange. I’d longed for you, And here you were, The answer to my prayers, And yet, A stranger. I wanted you to love me, To need me … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago

[A poem for Ellie on the 4th anniversary since she joined our family aged 6 months] Four years ago, You were someone else’s child. Entrusted to our care. You didn’t know us. We didn’t know you. Four years ago. Four … Continue reading

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You Never Lived Inside my Tummy

You never lived inside my tummy, But that makes me no less your Mummy, I love you still, with all my heart, Despite your slightly different start. I couldn’t wait to see your face, To feel that first, unsure, embrace. … Continue reading

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One Thing I Can’t Change – a poem about adoption

Some things, We aren’t supposed to say. Some problems, We hope just go away, Things too big to talk about, And mention of them Makes folk doubt, Whether we are capable, Or suitable, Reliable… This thing that eats me Every … Continue reading

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