Out of the blue he looks up and says,
"Mom, can we adopt Brit back?"I responded (trying not to cry),
"I suppose we could, but Brit's parents would have to let us. And that would never happen."
"Why?"Conversations like those are a dagger to the heart.
"Because they love her so much that they would never want to let her go."
"I wish we could have her back. It's not fair."