Lilly | An Adoptive Mom from Texas
"I learned that family is the most important thing we have in life and it is comprised of more than our DNA."
A new year & 10 things every birth mother wants adoptive parents to know
While a birthmother’s experience after placement may be different in open versus closed adoptions, the process leading to the choice of adoption is much more likely to follow the same thread – love.
"An Important Part of Our Family"
"She is an important part of our family, and we always hold her in our hearts with great love and respect." #BraveLove
Melissa | An Adoptive Mom from New York
I think another reward would be that having an open adoption has made us more open about telling our son. We've told him since day one that he was in our arms that he was adopted, even though he obviously couldn't understand at two days old. We still talk about it all the time and answer his questions and dispel his fears.
Hearts Wide Open
"The four of us are family now, knitted together because of this precious child." #BraveLove
“Legacy of an Adopted Child” - poem by unknown author
Source: This poem is a part of Dear Abby’s “Keepers” booklet, which is a collection of poems and essays that Dear Abby readers love to read and re-read.
Julie | An Adoptive Mom from Texas
"Growing up, I did not know anyone that was adopted and really had no exposure to the idea." Why did you choose adoption?
Anna | An Adoptive Mom from Illinois
"We knew there were many choices that felt best for each woman and we wanted to connect with someone who felt that adoption was the right choice for *her* and her baby."