Hope – it’s what is helping us get through this Great Wait. It’s a complicated thing. Of course, it’s hope that we will one day soon realize our dream of parenthood. And the hope that underlies that hope is that an expectant parent or parents will find us and we’ll be lucky enough to establish a lasting and trusting relationship. It’s hope that a situation that had been formerly full of fear, frustration, worry, and pain – on all our parts, as adoptive and expectant parents – can be made better through open adoption. It’s not the only tool in our toolbox, because hope alone won’t get us very far, but right now, it seems to be the one we reach for the most.
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