One of the posters had this to say:
Oh boy - I feel that. I'm sorry people can't just be happy for you. Congrats on the new addition. Let me just warn you about your new child.... she's going to steal your heart like no one has, you are going to be amazed at your capacity for love, you are going to have to suffer the joy of seeing the world through the eyes of a child, you are going to cry like you've never cried before when you see your child asleep, safe in their bed, and you'll celebrate the most ridiculous milestones (like writing their name for the first time). Sorry I had to be the one to warn you but I felt it was my duty - as one adoptive mother to another. :P
I laughed when I read this, then my eyes got misty. How wonderful the support from other parents who have "been there, done that" when I am taking the road less traveled by? What would I do without the little gems dropped along my path that remind me everything really is going to be okay!