A Message For Birthparents

Are you a pregnant woman who is considering placing your baby for adoption? If so, I want to say THANK YOU for considering adoption. Without two special women like you, I would not be a Mommy to my two wonderful children! Thank you for taking the time to seek out information on adoption.

Would you love to be a parent, but are not ready to be a parent right now? Do you want your child to have parents who are emotionally and financially secure and will make their child their first priority? Would you like to have a role in your child's life if you choose adoption? If so, your needs are like many other birth mothers I've had the pleasure of working with.

If you would like to speak to me personally about adoption, feel free to call me at my office or e-mail me. I would love to hear from you. When I am not in court, I am in the office during normal business hours. I also check my voicemail frequently and will gladly return your call if you leave a message.

I wish you all the best as you consider your options!

Hope you enjoy the following poem, that comes from a song written by Michael McLean:

So many wrong decisions in my past,

I'm not quite sure if I could ever hope to trust my judgment anymore.

But lately I've been thinking, because it's all I've had to do. And in my heart I feel that I should give this child to you.

And maybe you can tell your baby when you love him so that he's been loved before by someone who delivered your son from God's arms to my arms to yours.

And if you choose to tell him and if he wants to know how the one who gave him life could bear to let him go, just tell him there was sleepless nights. I prayed and paced the floor and knew the only peace I'd find is if this child was yours.

I know that you don't have to do this, but could you kiss him once for me the first time that he ties his shoe or falls or skins his knees?

And could you hold him twice as long when he makes his first mistake and try to tell him that he's not alone? Sometimes that's all it takes.

And he's not alone. I know how much he'll ache.

This may not be the answer for another girl like me and I'm not on a soap box singing how we all should be.

I'm just trusting in my feelings and I'm trusting God above, and I'm trusting that you can give this baby both his mothers' love.