Dear Birth Mama
I want to first and foremost say thank you. Thank you for giving your sweet baby life, and trusting in God to find her a home. We will never meet, we will never share stories, but I promise you, you will always have a special place in my family. Because of you, today we celebrate the one year anniversary of our Jana’s adoption day. The day that officially changed her name from Baby Girl…to Jana Lynn. You were not there to witness this event, but I can tell you, it was a day full of love and excitement. Your baby girl is cherished more than I can ever explain. Not just by the 5 of us, but by everyone she meets. She is a beautiful, strong, loving, intelligent girl and I am so honored to be able to watch her grow.
I wish there was a way to share my thanks with you. So many people are confused at how a mother can walk away from her baby. I try to explain I don’t believe that is what you did. I want to believe that you were scared, but that you loved this tiny beautiful girl enough to put her needs before your own. I cannot imagine the pain you must have experienced while making this decision. I pray for you. I pray that you somehow know that Jana is OK. That you have been blessed for the blessing you have given us. I pray your heart has healed from this amazing sacrifice you’ve made.
Today I just want to tell you that Jana is doing amazing. She is growing and developing more and more each day. She is strong-willed and determined and has not let this disability dictate her life. I can see already that this girl is going to do amazing things in the future! You would be so proud of who she is, I know because I truly am!
Again, thank you…(that phrase is just too small for the gift you have given us isn’t it?! ) We are forever grateful for your love and sacrifice and I promise I will strive every day to be the mama Jana deserves.
We are all eternally grateful for your special gift.