"We go along looking at the world with myopic eyes, and then someone we love enters it and the world looks entirely different. When I see the ragged children in the villages of rural Uganda, or on the streets in Vietnam, I see the life my sons could have had (or in one case, did have) and it makes me cry. And yet I wouldn't trade those tears for anything. Now any vulnerable orphan could be my own family, and any struggling mother could be a cherished relative.
Adoption has not just expanded our family, but my world." (Laurie Kroll)