Rabbi Lisa Gelber Shares “A Singular Path to Parenthood”

"Five days. Two and a half weeks. A lifetime.

Any of these phrases could headline my journey to parenthood. Responding to an invitation to help me craft my profile for potential adoptive birth mothers, my sister wrote, 'You would make a good mother because you are experienced...since you started practicing the art of motherhood (on me) when you were age six!' The following winter, I received a call from an adoption agency, 'I met with a birth mother. It's possible it's a good match. Here's what you'll have to do.' Less than three weeks later, I received a call from that same adoption agency, 'A little girl was born last night; she's yours if you want her.' Five days later, she was home with me."

Continue reading "A Singular Path to Parenthood" in Times of Israel.