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Our Child

“She grew in me

and now she grows with you.

This child is our child.”

When I placed my baby for adoption, it was hard to believe that I could be a part of this little girl’s story; that I would matter in her life. I knew that I wanted to choose life, but I also knew I couldn’t provide a life for her long term. It was scary to feel this baby growing inside and not know what was right to do. I found an adoption agency near me and it changed everything.

My adoption counselor gave me hope that the thoughts and feelings I was having about placing my baby were because I have a heart that love’s this girl more than life. She listened to my story and took the time to get to know me, not just see another pregnant woman in crisis, but see me. She showed me profiles and helped me find the perfect family for my baby. They are adventurous, kind, and helped me dream for my unborn baby girl a life I had never dared dream before.

Now she grows with them. She grew in me, for nine long months she grew, but now she grows with them. It’s beautiful to see this little girl, this little girl who has my eyes, complexion, hair, and smile, and know that I will forever be a part of her story. We share so much yet are so different. She is growing into a kind, quick-witted, adventurous, compassionate, young woman a little bit from me and a little bit from them.

This is our child.

1 Comment

  1. Alysia Carlson on March 9, 2017 at 4:41 am

    This is beautifully written. Love it.

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