1. A link to the essay
Becoming a Parent Is a Gift
–4. One sentence of what the belief is
Becoming a parent is a gift, not only done the old fashioned way, but also by adopting children.
–5. 2 examples from the story that showed their belief
* Our friends would bring their kids over to visit and we'd hang up their tiny coats, hoping some magic would rub off on our hands. When it didn't, we started avoiding any place we'd see the one thing we wanted so desperately.
*I used to believe that becoming a parent was part of our biology. It was something everyone could do. When I couldn't make a baby, I felt a little less human.
–6. 1 favorite passage
*People think we're good or generous because we're giving a home to an orphan, and giving her a family but the truth is she'll be giving us a family.
I like this passage because it shows that love goes two ways.