8. It's Heartbreaking
Adoption is equal parts joy and heartbreak wrapped up into one package. When you begin the adoption process, it's easy to forget about the heartbreak part. But once you experience loving a child that someone else wasn't able to care for, it's impossible to escape the heartbreak. Your joy is someone else's immense pain, which is something that won't always affect you, but you'll remember from time to time.
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