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.
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