There is an old saying, that some of the best gifts are tied with heartstrings. The love behind the gift is what brings about the joyful tears and hugs of appreciation. When my oldest daughter was eight years old, she made me a clay mug for my birthday. It had too many leaks to actually use for coffee, but I loved it! I still have it displayed in my kitchen and use it as a change bowl.
The Birth Mothers that choose Adoptive families for their babies are doing it out of love. They agonize and pray over their decision. Should they get an abortion? Should they try to raise a baby on their own ? Ultimately, they choose to give their baby a chance at a wonderful and stable life.
Many Birth Moms say they think about their birth children every day. As time passes, they are so happy to hear how the children are blossoming. They celebrate in letters and pictures that arrive in the mail. They hang on to every word that details the sports, hobbies and school activities of your child.
Heartstrings are a good thing! From the day your child joins your family, actively explaining the love of adoption will help with their adjustment and positive self-image. Your child’s Birth Parents , regardless of their involvement, will always be a very real part of your child’s life. Embracing his biological history, is showing your child unconditional love and acceptance.
As Christians, we are all adopted sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. He reminds us of this in Ephesians 1:5-6, “In love He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.”
Remember and cherish the great gift you have or will be given; a gift wrapped in heart strings…
By A. Olsen