Protagonist and Protagonist's Wife end up raising an orphaned baby who is about a year old or perhaps less. The child was orphaned by a senseless act of violence. The parents had been friends of Protagonist; in fact, the baby girl's father had saved Protagonist's life once. As per the customs of their culture, Protagonist and Protagonist's Wife are raising the baby girl as their own.
Protagonist is sterile, and never considered being a father before.
Protagonist's Wife very much wanted a child, and had once had a child who died, but would never speak of wanting another child, nor wish harm to befall anyone else so she could have a child. Furthermore, she'd chosen Protagonist fully knowing he was sterile, because he was the love of her life.
What are some of the emotions these two might be feeling... toward the child, toward themselves, toward each other?
How long does it take for parents to bond to an adopted child?