Birth Parents Blog

Adoption is Not “Giving Away”

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 23, 2014

As you share your choice to make an adoption plan with your family and friends, you might face opposition and conflict. Here’s a great saying we found by Terra Cooper from Open Adoption, Open Heart’s Facebook that may help you create a response:

“In adoption, a child is not given up. A birth mother gives life, a child a family, unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart that will never feel whole. She gives another mother a part of her heart that was always missing. An adoptive mother gives a life and family to this child. She gives unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart to another mother. You give a lot—just never give up!”

Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child