Paying My Respects

“Paying My Respects to My Son’s Birth Mother”
Brain, Child, March 2014; republished in Adoptive Families Magazine, spring 2015.

I had never crashed a wake before. I was so nervous driving to the funeral home that I accidentally drove the wrong direction, down a one-way street in an unfamiliar neighborhood. An oncoming car honked loudly, and I managed to swerve into a nearby driveway before being hit. How ironic would it be, I thought, if I was killed on the way to my son’s birthmother’s wake…

Read the complete essay at Brain, Child.

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