Dear birthmother



Dear birthmother,

I never had the chance to meet you. If I did, I would have thanked you for giving my sister and I what you could not offer, which was the chance to live in a loving home and being able to experience the fullness and richness of life.

I know you made difficult decisions. You weighed your options, and you made choices for which we are grateful.

When I was born I had to reserve the designation of mother to another. But I know you were my mother for nine months. I like to think you took good care of me during that time. I cannot imagine a harsher sentence than to hand over one’s child.

My sister Debbie is also grateful that you relinquished her to her babysitters, for she told me they became her wonderful adoptive parents.

From your painful decisions, you shaped us into who we are. You can now rest without worry.  After 62 years, brother and sister are now together. Thank you for giving us life.

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