Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Poem for Our Birth Mama [By a Waiting Adoptive Mother]

Nancy and her husband Ryan have just started their adoption journey with me. But their heart for adoption and for their future birth mama is so far down the path.

Nancy gets it. She understands that adoption means loving not just a little one, but a birth mama. She understands, as much as she's able on this side of adoption, what courage and sacrifice it takes for a mother to make plans for someone else to parent her child.

I can't wait for Nancy to be able to share these words with the birth mama who someday chooses her to share the title Mother with the same sweet baby...

might be hard to understand

i love a child i have never met
          i love their mother too
                    more than i really know how to express
                                     is that hard to understand?

somewhere out there is a woman who is either already pregnant 
or will become pregnant with the baby that RT and i will get to raise
she is my hero

i feel like as humans we are selfish by nature
we simply think of ourselves first... even if we wish we didn't
but the birth mom of our child will put herself second in order to make an adoption plan for her baby

can you even imagine?!?

for whatever reasons... she will decide that her baby will get to have the life that she deeply desires for them by going to live with someone else... with us

the magnitude of that is hard for me to wrap my brain around

she loves her baby so much that she will be willing to let us raise him/her... and one thing is for sure... our baby will know that about their mother. they will know how much she loves them. they will know that is why they live with us... that is why we get to be their mom and dad

she is not giving up on her child
she is not weak and unwilling

she is the exact opposite
she is giving up herself for her child
          she is the strongest most willing person
                    strong enough to make an adoption plan to let us raise her child
                               willing enough to think objectively about what she truly wants for her baby

i adore them both and i can't wait to meet them so that we can all become a family...

To follow Nancy and Ryan's adoption story, you can read more on her fashion turned lifestyle blog.

Photo by Sarah Donaldson 

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