Excerpt: "I became a mother in the back of a taxi cab.
No sit-com cliché, this. The taxi was a late-model, jacked up Honda, its plush chairs bedecked by delicate white doilies. Traffic dared not impede my driver, a silently brooding young man who weaved between Cyclos and motorcycles freighted by fruit, vegetables, live chickens, entire families. I sat tensely in the backseat, holding my son, incredulously wondering into what I had just gotten myself."
Mock, Melanie Springer, "On Becoming a Family: Melanie's Story of Benjamin's Adoption, 2002" (2006). Faculty Publications - Department of English. 89.