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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