“Adoption Is Not The Same As Having Your Own Child”

People who have never adopted have never felt the overwhelming intensity of first meeting their child through adoption. It’s hard to explain the giddy anticipation mixed with unnamed anxiety. This combination of emotions helps etch even the tiniest details into your memory forever– the colors, the smells, the words, the emotions. For me, this moment is one of my “mountain top experiences”.

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01.28.20 by Pam Brown

Pam joined Adoption Center of Illinois in July of 1991. She graduated from the University of Iowa where she earned her bachelor’s degree focusing on psychology, child development and counseling. Pam counsels expectant parents in northern, central and southern Illinois and says that after many years with the agency she still loves her job.