Does My Mommy Have Two Mommies?

Adoption is not just an event in the life of a person; it is on ongoing reality in the life of a whole family. The adoption experience does not begin or end with the adopted child, rather, it is an experience that touches many people, some for a moment, some for a lifetime. A friend recently shared with me a story that depicts this point.  She had adopted several children, and one of her granddaughters, a preschooler, asked my friend’s mother, “Does my mommy have two mommies?”  This little girl’s grandmother gave an answer that was both sensitive and insightful. She responded that “My daugh...