We have learned so much so far about adoption and we are grateful for that.
A month ago, we had the opportunity of having one of the neatest experiences. I got a phone call from a caseworker who asked us if we wanted to be witnesses for a placement. In all honesty we had no idea what we would experience.
Steve picked me up from work and we went to the hospital. For some reason we both were feeling anxious and a little nervous. We didn't know exactly what we would be experiencing. We knew our role as a witness couple we would be there to ensure that the birth mom understood her legal rights.
The caseworker met us and walked us to the hospital room of where the mom and baby were. As soon as we walked into her room, the spirit hit me. I saw this beautiful young woman with her baby cuddled up to her closely. She kept kissing the baby's head and holding the baby tight. We said hello and she smiled.
We took our seats and listened as the caseworker read the rights to the mamma. The caseworker asked her Why she is placing her baby. Without hesitation she said because she loves him/her and wants whats best for her baby.
And then she kissed her baby and held her baby tightly.
I had to quickly look away so I wouldn't cry. I have never, EVER, witnessed so much sacrifice in my entire life. The spirit was so strong testifying the love that this girl has for her baby.
As soon as Steve and I walked out of the room, I lost it. I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed. Our entire outlook on adoption changed that day.
Steve and I are so grateful to have had this opportunity. We know not a lot of adoptive couples get to see this side of adoption.
Adoption really is about LOVE, and we are humbled that we have the opportunity to extend our family this way.
Everyone do a *Happy dance* we are APPROVED to adopt!!
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