Linking is easy when you're a child

Linking is easy when you're a child

My son’s family was made with love and hope.

As a one parent family I have embraced the opportunity to link with others, to grow beyond my family and our family, but to welcome - my son’s family.  My son’s family was made with love and hope. The love came from the parents and the hope came from our donor. As a group of parents we consciously chose to seek connection in the belief that it is in the best interest of our children. Our children all shared a common bond - Donor NN. My son's family has grown beyond he and I and this has enriched his and my life. Yet in the playfulness of our relationship with his donor-conceived siblings, are the empty handprints of the other children.  My son reflects upon and hopes that one day he can stretch out his hand to greet the other children.

- Anna Perri