Adoption

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Have you ever imagined what life would be like if you were raised by someone

who was mediocre at everything they did in life? My biological mom has nearly 15

children and has either given them up or had them removed from her care. I was lucky

enough to be raised in a loving and financially stable household, where failure is not to

ever be thought of as an option. Although I do often wonder what my life would have

entailed if I had not been adopted. I quickly realized that I would not even be writing this

college admission reflection essay if I were in the care of my “real” mom. I would not be

the strong, intelligent and beautiful person I am today if I was in the care of my “real”

mom. That is when I asked myself what makes a woman a child’s “real” mom?

A brilliant man name Michael Levine once said “Having children makes you no

more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” I felt this was a direct correlation

to my life, and this was truly how I felt about my “real” mom. A “real” mom is going to

always be by your side no matter what happens. She’ll assist you when needed, whether

it’s teaching you how to ride a bike or taking your first step in a pair of heels. The literal

meaning of a mother is: A woman in relation to a child to or children to whom she has

given birth. So if a woman just gives birth to a child or children without any relation, is

she just , an egg donor? When a woman gives birth the estrogen that is released is for that

automatic bond to occur, but can it also be released by first sight? By first touch? I feel

that when my adoptive mom held me we were the exception to the rule; that the estrogen

was released by first sight and touch.
From a very young age my family has always told be that I will grow up and do

something meaningful with my life. So my thirst for knowledge and my drive to want to

make something if myself, is all because of what my...
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