In Adoption, A Child Is Not Given Up

“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.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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