I had no idea it existed…..

Not until I brought the boy home.

There is an unexplainable magic that comes with adopted children.

Strange, wonderful things happen…..

and unexpectedly, other’s share their stories….

There’s a bond.

So I guess I should have been expecting it with The Girl…..

But I had forgotten about the Magic.

Until last Friday.

I had taken The Girl on her first walk with “The Ladies”  and we were back in our building  waiting for the elevator.

There were two other people waiting. 

I had never seen them before as our building is pretty big.

The woman said with a smile as she looked in to the stroller….”Did you just have a baby? My you look wonderful.”

I took off my sunglasses, smiled back and said “technically….and thank you….she’s adopted.”

The woman’s face lit up and her eyes welled with tears….”I’m adopted!” she said.

At this point the man next to her perked up and said “You won’t believe this, but I’m adopted too.”

And there you have it. 

Turns out the woman lives in the apartment directly above us and the man several floors up.

The magic of adoption.

So Brooke and I rode up in the elevator with our new friends….

and I felt like the odd man out.

Love much,


7 Responses to “Magic”

  1. wendy says:


  2. Lisa says:

    Love it. Just found out another friend who has been waiting for years to adopt will finally bring her new daughter home in January. So exciting. I loved this post.

  3. Tom says:

    Great story and congratulations again!! I’ve noticed the same thing…in fact a friends mother recently told me this story…one day her little girl came home from school very sad…when she asked her why, the little girl answered that she was sad because she wasn’t special, she was just born. Apparently several of her little friends were adopted and had bragged that they were chosen, and this little girl felt left disappointed because she was “just born” and not chosen…I got a chuckle out of it, especially because the story happened over 35 years ago!

  4. Julie says:

    this is so true! We always comment on this wonderful coincidence. And just yesterday when a friend of a friend stopped by my office to network, I happened to mention I was an adoptive parent and he said “so am I” – and his son (now 24) has the same first name as my son!!

  5. Anne says:

    This story brought tears to my eyes. Congrats to you and your family, and especially to Brooke for being so blessed to be with your family. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog.

  6. DMP says:

    Wow – thanks for sharing; what a wonderful story!!

  7. Alice Brown says:

    Congratulations! Husband and I also adopted our first born. But gratefully, when he turned 3, I found out that I was finally pregnant! Have lots of fun with your baby girl!

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