My love for birth-mothers
Adoption isn't a foreign concept to us. Joseph is adopted, as are two of his siblings. Some of our dearest friends are adoptive parents, and some are birth parents.
I had the privilege of meeting Joseph's birth mother last summer, months before she passed away. She was a wonderful woman, also adopted, and fought to stay sober most of her life. I am so grateful she selflessly chose to place her baby into another woman's arms, ensuring Joseph a secure and loving home. Because of her, I get to call Joseph my husband, and for that, my gratitude for birth-mothers is endless.