Letter from a Birth Mother: Adoption Realities

This morning when I logged on to the computer (it’s been “sick” for a few days now, poor thing), I had a comment on my “Mommy Monsters” blog that I felt deserved a special response. Because “Mommy Monsters” is officially inactive, I wanted to alert my readers to the fact that the post was there in case you wanted to check it out.

In the adoption community, emotions tend to run high, and because of that misunderstandings can occur. It saddens me that something I wrote may have added to the burden this young woman is carrying, and my heart goes out to her. She certainly sounds like she’s trying to do the best thing for her son, no matter how much it costs her personally. How can you NOT admire someone like that?

We are all the product of the choices we make in life, for better or worse. What makes it hard is that we can’t always see ALL the consequences of our actions in the moment that we make those choices. That’s true for all of us.

The choices pregant women make are especially important, because they hold the well-being of at least TWO individuals in their hands. Please join me in praying for Erin, and for the choices she is facing at this moment for herself and her son.

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About hsaxton

Heidi Hess Saxton is an adoptive parent of two children, and converted to Catholicism in 1994. She is adoptive parent columnist at CatholicMom.com and CatholicExchange.com. She also writes for the Parenting Channel at AnnArbor.com. In her spare time, she is finishing up her Master's thesis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

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