Levi’s Story — Part 2

Adoptions are full of many emotions. Excitement and nervousness are wrapped up into the journey. While awaiting Levi, this family shares the experiences they had.

Levi’s Story — Part 2

We were exhausted and cautiously excited. At this point, we still hadn’t met Levi’s birth mother. For some reason, that didn’t seem to worry me. I felt peaceful about the entire situation. We spent some time with Levi, holding this beautiful, precious baby. We use these words for babies…precious, beautiful, angelic…because quite frankly, they are so absolutely pure and  you feel that just in their presence. So here I was, not just looking at this angel who had been waiting for his mortal journey, but I had the honor of holding him in my arms. I felt cautiously closer to feeling whole. It’s hard to explain what it’s like holding your baby….but knowing very clearly that he’s not yours.

We left so J could spend some time with her son and we headed out to buy her some dinner. We went to Red Lobster and got one of her favorite meals and returned back to the hospital. I passed the meal onto the caseworker, and then, as we were walking back to the nursery to see Levi again, the caseworker stuck her head out the door and called me back.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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