Saturday, April 20, 2013

Placing A Child for Adoption | A Birth Mother's Story

This adoption journey has been amazing in so many ways.

Besides adopting Kal, the best thing that has come out of this journey has been learning more about what the Atonement of Jesus Christ really means for me in my life. Nothing I've done in life up to this point has been as life-changing and spiritually enriching as adoption has been for me.

The process of adopting a child pushes your personal envelope as a woman, as a mother, and ultimately, as a human being. It takes more courage than you think you have, offers more self-knowledge than you think you want, and reassembles your characteristics into someone familiar but changed.

I have such a testimony of adoption and how it can transform a scary, confusing, sad, abusive, inadequate, or tumultuous situation into a blessing, a miracle where peace can be found and love can multiply, families can be created and extended to include everyone involved. Everyone is changed after an adoption and it can be a huge opportunity for growth for everyone whose life it touches.

Meeting and hearing so many birth mothers speak who are now advocates for adoption is probably the thing that brings me to tears the fastest.

For example...

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