“When I chose adoption for my son, I had no idea the impact it would have on me or his adoptive parents. I just knew it was the best choice for the both of us. Every wish, hope and dream I had for him has come true. He has grown up in a loving household, has completed high school and graduated from college. I’ve felt the love and gratitude in every letter and picture Mike and Jodi shared with me. Dan agreed to a reunion when he was 19 year old – the greatest gift he could ever have given me. His words of thanks and confirmation of a happy life will remain with me forever. This year our son will celebrate his 25th birthday on November 25. I do not regret that choice for one minute.” – Sue, a Teen Birth Mother
“We became active with American Adoptions in July of 2008. We got the call about a match on September 29, 2008. We were matched with our birth mom who gave birth to our amazing, beautiful Alexandra on November 12, 2008. Our match call came exactly eight years to the date from when we found out we were pregnant with our son Jeremy. September 29 has become one of my favorite days of the year! It also happened that in both of those years Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, fell on September 29, and both times the phone call came while my husband, who is Jewish, was at Temple for High Holiday Services. A truly amazing way to start a new year indeed! Thank you American Adoptions for helping us complete our family!!” – Kate, Adoptive Mom
“Perfect Timing: My husband and I found out October 19th, 2010 that we could not have children, and that it was time for us to think of an alternative plan for a family. We had already discussed the idea of adoption, so it was just a matter of deciding what agency we were going to use to help us with our journey. We officially signed with American Adoptions in early 2011, and by mid-March our profile was active. We got “the call” in mid-June and were beyond excited that it was all happening so fast. While reading through all of the paperwork about the birth mother and the baby due July 23rd, 2011, I got chills when I saw that the estimated date of conception was October 19th, 2010. This goes to show you that “the right baby will find you” if you are patient and have faith. Our son was meant for us, and thanks to the gift of adoption we get to have our “happily ever after” as a family of 3.” – Stacie and Mike, Adoptive Parents of Nathan
Read other adoption memories in Part 1. It’s not too late to share an Adoption Reflection or Memory with us! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!