One of the most beautiful things that can happen to someone is to be adopted by a loving family. It can also be one of the most conflicting realities that he or she has to deal with throughout life. It’s beautiful because of the fact that parents are more than willing to step in when it appears that giving a child up to adoption is the best thing for the baby and his or her future. It can be conflicting because the one who was adopted may never know the reasons why the mother decided she could not care for and raise the child. Adoption touches more lives than we might know. On Tuesday, call with your take about being part of an adoption – whether you were the one adopted, the mother giving up her child, the parents who took the little one into your home or the siblings who helped to welcome a new member of the family.