Comments on: Adoption Story from Anonymous http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:21:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Jessica Poelma http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-344198 Jessica Poelma Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:13:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-344198 what and amazing and selfless woman! loved this story.

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By: Diana http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-278914 Diana Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:50:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-278914 I am an adoptive grandparent. Our daughters son is a joy in our life. We know is birth mother and thank her always for the joy she has given our entire family. Our grandson will love both of his mothers because his adoptive mother loves his birth mother. Thank you all for the gift of life you add to our families.

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By: Heidi Ross http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-258085 Heidi Ross Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:02:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-258085 Thank you for posting this inspiring story. We would love to re-post this story on http://www.hopingtoadopt.org. Would it be possible for us to contact “Anonymous” for permission to re-post her story? We would be happy to link the post to designmom.com. Thanks!

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By: Stefanie http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-257925 Stefanie Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:32:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-257925 Thanks for sharing this! I know this story all too well. I’m a birthmom. I’m happy for this birthmom for sharing her story and to see the positives of adoption, not only in her life but in her birthdaughter’s life, as well.

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By: Silver Strands http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-257920 Silver Strands Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:02:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-257920 Wow. Thanks for sharing this. I am an adoptive mother and feel such gratitude for the sacrifice of my Bryan’s birthmom. This was tender.

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By: rose http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-47505 rose Wed, 04 Aug 2010 07:09:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-47505 Thanks for sharing the story….i can really feel for u….what a brave decision u have made….love u a lot…MAy God bless u and the lil’ one… and your future also….

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By: Suzanne http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-47423 Suzanne Mon, 02 Aug 2010 22:48:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-47423 Beautiful! Thanks to those birth mothers who have the selfless-love every mother needs to help her children become the best they can be. Through your selfless gift you gave birth both to your daughter and to the motherhood of her adoptive mom. Yes, you accomplished something very beautiful! God bless all of you.

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By: Susanna http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-39650 Susanna Sat, 05 Jun 2010 19:12:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-39650 Thank you so much for sharing. This made my day; such a beautiful story.

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By: Rachel @ Pencil Shavings http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36898 Rachel @ Pencil Shavings Fri, 14 May 2010 21:02:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36898 I have enjoyed every single story of this series, but as an adoptee, this one touches me deeply and profoundly. The decision to give up a child for adoption is often viewed cruelly, as if it were a selfish choice, when in reality it is the most selfless decision a mother might make. It is a decision that I wish all those MTV kids on “16 and Pregnant” could begin to comprehend. To know and understand that you could offer your child a better life with someone else is profound and utterly heartwrenching.

I’m a mother of a two year old and I was reunited with my birth mom a year after my son was born. I was able to gladly say “Thank you” not only for giving me a chance to have life and not be aborted, but also I got to see that by me being with another family, it gave her a chance too.

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By: ellenpatton http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36866 ellenpatton Thu, 13 May 2010 16:24:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36866 Thank you for sharing your story.

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By: Rebecca http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36863 Rebecca Thu, 13 May 2010 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36863 Thank you, anonymous, for sharing your story, and thank you, DesignMom, for including an alternative birth story in this collection. It seems like so many of these stories simply reinforce a very particular idea of what constitutes a “birth,” or a “family,” when there are so many beautiful–and difficult–variations to acknowledge.

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By: Petit Elefant http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36844 Petit Elefant Wed, 12 May 2010 21:06:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36844 Good grief that was beautiful.

I have three adopted nieces and nephews and it was harrowing and painful on their end for all three babies. I’m so grateful for women like you who make the ultimate sacrifice of handing over babies. Amazed.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36840 Sarah Wed, 12 May 2010 19:46:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36840 This is a beautiful story. There are some many young women who could benefit from your perspective. Thank you so much for sharing.

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By: Love Destiny http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36835 Love Destiny Wed, 12 May 2010 18:16:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36835 Thanks for sharing. Found your story so moving.

Must have taken emmence bravory and selflessness.

You are an amazing person.

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By: Lori in Denver http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36822 Lori in Denver Wed, 12 May 2010 15:16:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36822 I’m also a mom in open adoption. I have two children and they each have a set of birth parents.

This post strikes a chord with me because it’s very similar to what my daughter’s first mom has told me about her path to open adoption. I’m glad that your daughter knows how deep your love for her is, and has always been.

(Oh, and congratulations, Gabrielle!)

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By: Ivy http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36819 Ivy Wed, 12 May 2010 14:58:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36819 Thanks for sharing your story. That would be the hardest thing but I greatly respect your decision and ability to recognize that adoption was the right thing to do for your little one at that point in your life.

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By: Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36811 Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy Wed, 12 May 2010 05:15:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36811 The missing part of the story.. or what it feels like when no one is looking: http://www.musingsofthelame.com/2009/06/learning-to-ride-waves-birthmother.html
I wish I had choosen the box on the street… I would have found my way out of that eventually.

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By: emily http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36807 emily Wed, 12 May 2010 03:16:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36807 wow. this story was beautifully written.
she is a true mother to act so selflessly.
thank you for sharing. it brought tears to my eyes.

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By: katherinemarie http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36806 katherinemarie Wed, 12 May 2010 03:08:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36806 Design Mom: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this side of motherhood. Anonymous: Your courage and sacrifice go beyond measure. I can relate to so much of your story and my heart aches for your loss. Thank you for sharing so poignantly and honestly. I pray that when you and your husband have children you will find that raising them brings you unimaginable bliss and joy.

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By: naomi http://www.designmom.com/2010/05/adoption-story-from-anonymous/comment-page-1/#comment-36803 naomi Wed, 12 May 2010 02:10:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=4250#comment-36803 I meant to say “we have a wonderful relationship with his birthmother to this day.”

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