Jennifer, Montréal QC (4.4)
"He’s our hyphen baby, the link between both our families. He – literally – has our two names. When we completed his birth certificate at the hospital, they asked us if we were sure we wanted the hyphen between both our last names. We said, 'Yes, absolutely!' He is the baby who welds our families together and makes it one. Since he’s been born, we have so much help. We are besieged by love from every side. The grandparents are wonderful, my partner’s kids are wonderful: they arrived at the hospital with gifts purchased by his ex-wife. My own ex gave me a lot of baby’s items and his girlfriend, her breast pump. This child gathered all the small pieces that had been broken before and stuck them back together. All the parts of our fragmented families are now resoldered, thanks to him."