I know times are unsettling. You’d think I mean the world around you right now, but I’ve been in your shoes before and I, actually, mean I know your world is unsettling right now. I cannot imagine the added worry that you face being pregnant in today’s COVID-19 climate. But what I do know, is that you are strong. I don’t know what brought you to adoption, but I can tell you from my story, my main reason was always because I love my children so much, that I set them up for a different life than I could give them. But my love never wavers, it in fact grows as an outcome of our story. I see them blossoming into amazing young adults. They are funny, smart, talented, and such loving kids. I could have never imagined the full reality of where they are today, when I was talking to them through my belly. You see, while the beginning seems like the hardest and longest part, for me it was just a bittersweet season in the lifelong journey. I was scared, hurting, and felt alone sometimes. But I am strong, and I pulled through because I wanted to for them. I don’t know your story, but I want you to know that I have been daily thinking of you. My heart is with you and I hope you know that you are not alone, there is a sisterhood of birth mothers who support and applaud your strength, courage, and emotions. When you feel alone, tell baby all about the dreams you have for them. I know they are just as big as the dreams I have for you.
Katie, a birth mom.
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