Adoption is such a beautiful thing. Listening to Christine tell the story of how she and Caleb found each other during our session together made my heart so full. Caleb had only been with her a short few days and already held a part of her heart. That is amazing to me. Women generally have 9 months to foster a bond with a child before they even come into the world. And yet here sat Christine smiling as she told me how much she loved him already and couldn’t stand to be away from him. That is just such an amazing thing. A testament to womanhood and motherhood about our capacity to love. Caleb has found the perfect place and will be loved beyond measure by this sweet mother and her family.
That day, after Christine and Caleb went home, I sat pondering about adoption. It is a miracle to me that a mother can give a child to another. That monumental decision reflects such an amazing gift of selflessness. To know that you can not offer the love and environment a child needs to thrive and seek out someone who can requires a humble heart. I am so grateful that Caleb’s birth mom was able to give him this great gift. She gave him life and then gave him opportunity for love and happiness.
Someday Caleb will ask Christine where babies come from. I can image Christine telling him how most babies grow inside a mother’s womb. But that he is special. Caleb was born inside Christine’s heart.