I read about CJ's adoption heartache a week ago and knew I had to help, for very personal reasons which I will share with you.
At 19, I found myself unexpectedly pregnant. I had no job, the father was a complete loser (one of those what the HELL was I thinking experiences), I was going to school, and still living with my parents. I knew I was in no position to raise a child, so I began looking into adoption.
I found a wonderful couple. I knew the minute I saw their picture. It was like I recognized them. Not possible of course, they lived in an entirely different state, but I knew they were the ones. On June 2, 1991 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. They took her home on June 5th. And, best of all, on September 17, 2009, she came back into my life. And she is stunningly beautiful.
From the beginning, I felt like I was meant to get pregnant and destined to find her new parents. Rather than being haunted with regrets, I felt only joy that I was able to complete someone's family. What greater joy is there than to give someone the gift of life and love?
So, I made a donation to CJ's fund today. I wish I was able to give more. Times are tight for all of us, but if you can spare a few dollars, please do. Every mom who has ever entrusted her child to a stranger thanks you.