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I am 40 and have 2 beautiful children. Back when I was going to have a family there wasn’t much about motherhood and PKU. So because of the risks my husband and I decided to adopt and give a deserving child a home. We adopted a 19 month old and a 5 month old. Maybe it was easier for us to adopt because I was adopted but it is very fullfilling. Both of my children have open adoptions so their mothers can see them. But neither have opted to see them. I email them pictures every year on birthdays and holidays. It is very rewarding. I am just open and honest with them about their adoptions. I told my oldest at the age of 6 he was adopted. I will tell my 5 year old when I think she can understand. I use a book to explain. If you have any questions let me know.

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