A Gift Within Itself
Open adoption is really a gift within itself. I’m so thankful to actually have the opportunity to not only see my daughter regularly, but to create a bond with her parents as well. Being the centerpiece of a closed adoption myself often left me helpless and angry. I never wanted that experience for my daughter because from experience, it’s one of the worst feelings in the world. Unlike a closed adoption, choosing to do an open adoption gives me the chance to create a long-term relationship with my daughter which is one of the best feelings in the world. As she’s getting older, it makes me ecstatic to realize that she knows her birth mother and father by face and name. Seeing her face light up whenever one of us walks in the room is a dream come true over and over again.
Giving up a child for adoption is one of the hardest things that anyone will ever have to do, but giving up a child knowing that you have an open adoption setup leaves nothing but closure. I’m constantly reassured that my baby is alright and is being provided a life that I prayed she would have. To see her parents give her the same love and affection that I would as a parent helps me deal with the situation. Of course it’s hard going through any adoption, but I’m better off knowing that I can still make an impact on my child’s life, verses not having any idea as to how life is going for her. I honestly couldn’t be happier with the situation that I’m in, and the choice to provide the gift of a child to a family who longed for the perfect little girl.
Love you Madeline!
Adoptions by Heart
4605 S. Yosemite St.
Denver CO. 80237
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