Here are a few reasons Adoption is important to me. Given that Adoption is such a great part of my life for so many reasons, I really do love Adoption (Given the adoptions are legal, and everyone knows exactly what they are getting into when doing it). Of course I could list off way more then 10. I could talk about Adoption for....well...lets just say for a very long time. So I will attempt to control myself here.
1. The most basic, and important reason: I am Adopted, and I am a Birth Mom.
2. Because I was adopted I got an amazing life with a loving family. I got to experience a lot of things I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
3. I got to grow up in Kenya. Which was such a wonderful experience. I know that would have never happened otherwise, and I am grateful for it.
4. I have my husband and kids. Without the life I have I never would have meet my husband or my ex, and I would have never had the children that I have.
5. My son I gave up for adoption gets to experience things I never could have given him. Not only does he have a loving family, but he has got to travel to places I have never been. He will have some great life stories to tell when he is older.
6. It taught me that blood does not make a family. Love does.
7. I have got to connect with some very amazing people I would not have been able to otherwise.
8. The stress, the bumps in the road, the fear, everything involved in the search for my Birth Family made me stronger. It made my faith stronger.
9. I have two of the most amazing, loving, strong, supportive, helpful, parents in the whole world who through everything have continued to support me and love me so fiercely.
And now that I found my Birth Mom, I can say that I am so very loved by her as well. I'm a lucky girl to have so many people care about me and love me!
10. Being a Birth Mom has taught me so much. Its made me stronger, yet at the same time felt like it could break me. It taught me that even though my heart was filled with love and happiness for my little baby, my heart could also break into a million pieces at the same time. It continues to be the hardest thing I have done in my life. To love someone so much, but know they are better with someone else. My son is lucky to have two women in his life that love him so fiercely.