"For me, a real mother recognizes and respects the whole identity of her child and does not ask him to deny any part of himself."  ~ BJ Lifton

“I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone~ -you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”  Alyson Noel, Evermore

"I wouldn't give a puppy to someone I didn't know. I had to give my baby to people I had never met." ~ Anonymous

"We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to
this child." ~ Jim Gritter

"The bond between a mother and her child is naturally sacred. It is physical, psychological and spiritual. It is very resilient and very flexible. It can stretch very far - naturally. Any artificial or violent injury to this "stretch" constitutes a serious psychic trauma to both mother and child - for all eternity. This means that children need their mothers and mothers need their children - whether or not a mother is married or unmarried." ~ Mothers On Trial, The Battle For Children and Custody, by Phyllis Chesler, copyright 1986, 1987

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