A book excerpt from BIRTH MOMS AREN’T SAINTS AND I’M NO SAVIOR: An Adoptive Mom’s Journey Through the ‘Not for Social Media’ Side of Adoption.

Growing up, describing the time before they brought me home, Mom had said things like, “A couple took care of you for us.” I imagined myself in a wooden cradle somewhere, with a satin-ribboned sign at the foot that read: “Going to Darrell & Virginia…