Please understand that these blog posts are written to use language that people commonly use when searching for help with their adoption plans. Unfortunately, while many of us are familiar with positive adoption language, most expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. The most common search term on the internet for expectant moms is “how do I give up my baby for adoption.” If we do not include those words in our blog posts, and instead put “how do I create an adoption plan for my baby” then our website will not show up in most expectant moms’ Google search results.
I ran into a girl, well, woman now, I met when I was placing my son for adoption. We were both volunteering at an inner city medical retreat when she came up to me and asked, “This is a little bold but did you ever place a baby for adoption?” I looked at her and immediately I knew who she was. We hugged and began talking about what has been going on for the past 10 years. What was amazing to me is what we had accomplished with our lives thus far. We talked about how we still hear about, and at times, even see our birth children.
It wasn’t painful, and it wasn’t a source of sadness as we talked about the children we placed and the things we went through. I guess the main thing I want everyone to know is that even 10 years down the road adoption is still the source of happiness in our lives. It blessed everyone involved. We talked about how the kids were growing and how excited we get to hear about their personalities and how they have become good kids. We talked about the adoptive parents and how much we love and appreciate them. It was such a blessing to see this woman after 10 years and seeing that she too was benefiting from the wonderful experiences we both intimately shared. Adoption is truly about LOVE.