Happy Father’s Day to Our STAR Dads

On this Father’s Day, we celebrate our STAR Fathers poetically and pictorially. Thank you to the families who shared your family photos! We love receiving pictures at Adoption STAR! Here is a sampling of some of our favorite fathers, both birth and adoptive.

The Gift
by Li-Young Lee

To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
I watched his lovely face and not the blade.
Before the story ended, he’d removed
the iron sliver I thought I’d die from.
I can’t remember the tale,
but hear his voice still, a well
of dark water, a prayer.
And I recall his hands,
two measures of tenderness
he laid against my face

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