Life’s journeys are full of variety. At any point in the journey bumps arise, joys surprise. Such is the journey for birthmothers and adoptive families. We met our son’s birthmother during a time when the healing of not having a biological child had passed and when we were ready for a new possibility for parenting. In our first meeting with our son’s birthmother, my husband had stepped away and she looked at me and asked, “How do you feel about having a baby that is brown skinned?” I am quite fair. I looked at her and said, “I just want a child in our lives.” She smiled.
Over the next few months, the life of the birthmother and adoptive family was turbulent filled with the doubts of her family about her choice to place her son for adoption. However, she knew what her choice would be and on a Fall day, Geri, our birthmother, and new son rang the doorbell.
As everyone sat and talked and we held our son, the moment etched into our memories. The birthmother’s commitment to having us parent her son left us feeling secure and confident that he belonged with us. After everyone left, he started to cry. Fumbling with a diaper to no avail, we finally realized he needed to eat. We read the directions on the formula can and finally satisfied him. That night, my husband read him The Very Hungry Caterpillar and we lay awake all night unable to sleep because we had to just watch him.
Our son is 7 now. He is a wonderfully remarkable boy and surprises us daily. We are so proud of our journey with him.
Adoptions by Heart
4605 S. Yosemite St.
Denver CO. 80237
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