"I had no family support"

Sarah1.jpgI am a birth mother to two beautiful children. Full-blooded siblings that live together with the same wonderful couple.

I was 18 when I had my daughter, and I had no family support. I grew up in an alcoholic home, and I didn't want my child to go through any of the struggles that I had. After praying, I was shown a great couple that had tried to have a family for 10 years with no success. I met with this couple and felt strongly that this was the right choice.

At age 21 with no support, my daughter's father and I found that we were pregnant again. At this time, we had become very close to our daughter's adoptive family, and we felt it was the best option to have both our children together in this loving family.

Sarah2.jpgI am 28 now, and it was still the hardest thing I have ever done. However, making this choice has never felt wrong.

I get to see my children, talk to them and witness them growing up loved and happy with so many opportunities. We have all become so very close and now my children have two types of parents that would do anything for them.

Sarah3.pngI also had the chance to find myself, heal myself from the trauma of a broken home, and develop a life I can be very proud of.

Even though adoption was a hard choice, it allowed Sarah the option to fully focus on her dreams and goals. She wrote a children's book and is almost done writing a novel. She graduated from college with all A's and has an amazing, fulfilling career as a Nurse Aide and Activity Director in a nursing home. She has been able to discover who she is and what she wants from life. She moved to Florida with the warm weather and beautiful beaches like she had always dreamed of! She gets to live this amazing life while still watching her children grow and be a part of their life. She says "It's a true blessing!"

Have you been impacted by adoption like Sarah?
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