As soon as people hear me say I’m an adoptive parent, it seems inevitable that the comments will start coming. “You are a saint!” “There’s a special spot in heaven for people like you.” “You must be a superhero!” Nope, nope and nope. I am not a saint, not a superhero. I’m a PARENT!
A parent helping my child heal.
A parent doing whatever I can for as long as it takes.
A parent who will be there for my child NO MATTER WHAT.
A parent trying my best every single day.
A parent being there for a child who lost her biological family.
A parent making mistakes along the way.
A parent full of love and commitment.
A parent who stumbles and loses her way, but who gets back up and keeps going.
So…not a saint. Not a superhero. A parent.