“In adoption, a child is not given up. A birth mother gives life, a child a family, unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart that will never feel whole. She gives another mother a part of her heart that was always missing. An adoptive mother gives a life and family to this child. She gives unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart to another mother. You give a lot – just never give up.” – Terra Cooper
In honor of birth mother’s day, and mother’s day, I just wanted to take a moment to share this thought from adoptive mom Terra Cooper. Adoption is all about love and sacrifice – two mothers who give their hearts to a child. One gives up her own desire to parent a child, entrusting a child with a family whom she trusts to give their very best. It is a tremendous act of faith and love.