When you make that decision; the hardest decision of your life, to give your baby to a family for the purposes of adoption.
Every biological mother is different. Just as every adoptive mother is different. We handle stresses and worries differently. We exhibit excitement and happiness differently, but all mothers want the same thing. That our children be healthy and loved.
So, if you’re reading this and your a biological parent, I dedicate this poem to you:
God bless that mother far away
Whose feeling life to much to bare
Gave up this child one desperate day
For one last hope for love and care
For could that have been an easy task
Oh, how it must have hurt to say,
“Be good my child, don’t be afraid,”
And turn and walk away.
Now those little arms hug me, those little almond eyes so dear
And oh thank God this child is here
That another mother loved her so
She found the strength to let her go
So may our lives be worth of
That final, total give of love.
By Julie L. Plath-Williams, Esq. Adoption Attorney and Adult Adoptee (248) 567-9939, 4/19/2017.