Never Give Up: Part Six

This personal essay by Sheri Rich is one in the six-part series about her family's amazing domestic adoption saga. A listing of the other installments appears at the end of each article.

Emily Emily was born on April 1, 2000. She is a six-pound, five-ounce blessing from above. Cuddled in my arms is a very healthy Emily, my long-awaited child, Hannah's little sister and the second daughter I could never even have dreamed of giving my husband.

So when you feel like giving up or that your wait seems endless, remember Emily.

To Emily's Birth Mother:
You are far more than a number on a page; you are my shining star; you are a pure heart of gold. We love you.

For each kiss I give Emily, I will kiss her twice for you ... always.

Find out how this domestic adoption saga began in the following installments:

Part 1: The Beginning
Part 2: Meeting Birth Mothers
Part 3: Meeting with Disappointment
Part 4: A Change in Course
Part 5: Finding Emily

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