The Race to Create a Family

As a tribute to Mothers’ Day, here’s my story, published in yesterday’s Sunday Life magazine, on the meaning of motherhood.

The race to create a family

Sarah Salmon finds that motherhood can be born by nurturing, rather than creating, a child.

Late adopter: Sarah Salmon with her daughters Sophea, 6, and Jasmine, 5.Sarah Salmon with her daughters Sophea, 6, and Jasmine, 5. Photo: Edwina Pickles

When I tell people I lived in India for several years, they look at me with awe. They revel in my exotic stories and laugh at my funny anecdotes. But when I tell people I underwent fertility treatment in India, they look at me as if I am mad.

“Why didn’t you fly back to Australia?” people ask. “What was it like?” Noses scrunch in distaste.

This is what it was like…. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-race-to-create-a-family-20140506-37udd.html#ixzz31SA52sG6

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