When our daughter's birthmother called a week ago, I mentioned to her that we would always be there to support her emotionally. We decided to have a semi-open adoption so we have left our toll free number up for her to call us whenever she wants to. The day she placed our daughter in our arms, was hard. She admitted it was hard, but that she had a peace about the adoption because she had a comfort level with us - she knew that we could provide a life for her child where all of her dreams for her could come true. Our life has been great.
To all of the birthmothers out there who have already placed children and may be reading this - we commend you for choosing life for your children and doing what you feel is right. I know this is a very difficult step, but the most loving decision by making choosing adoption. For the next birthmother that is meant to come into our lives - we wish you peace and comfort and hope that meeting us will provide you the support that you need and deserve.
We can be reached at: Adoptive Families Care