Archive for Adoption
I get a lot of questions about adoption. Some people wonder how a mother can give up her child. I also get a lot of comments about how great it is that we are adopting, as if we are doing some noble good or charitable act.
There are a lot of reasons why a birth mother may not be able to raise a child. Everyone has different circumstances. I feel, in many cases, it also takes a lot of maturity and introspection. So I think that people shouldn’t judge mothers who make the very difficult decision. I’m just glad that our birth mom chose life, and that she chose us.
As an adoptive parent, I don’t feel as if I am saving a child or that I should be put on a pedestal. I truly believe that our adopted daughter needed us just as much as we needed her. I’m so thankful for every day that we have together.