Brian Schoeni and This I Believe

essayist Brian SchoeniEach week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this time from Brian Schoeni. He and his wife knew they would have kids some day. They also knew those children would be adopted. For Schoeni and his wife, adoption was a first choice, not a last resort and they now have three girls from China. Schoeni says adoption isn’t the right fit for every parent, but he believes it is perfect for every child in need of a home and a loving family. He says it affirms the best in humanity, proving that people can love each other unconditionally, no matter their genetic makeup.

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