Personal account, shared via website
Of course, I'm not alone in this predicament - there are thousands of adopting parents in Australia who have had to face all kinds of mental anguish over the years, particularly when they seem to be the "forgotten" side of the so called Adoption Triangle.
Their stories are not so newsworthy or titillating as the stories of cosy reunions, joyful tears on finding or being found - they stand quietly in the background hoping that their children will be able to cope emotionally with the new pressures they have to handle; that the ideals and concepts they have encouraged in their family’s will stand them in good stead for any future problems.
And they hold fast to the idea, which applies to all families, that to keep your children, you must let them go.
[Adoptive Mother of three]