Do you know that adoptive families pray for a tragedy? When they wish for their home to be blessed with a family. They are praying for somebody to go through a crisis pregnancy. They are praying for someone to die to gain custody of their baby. How else are they blessed? It's a tough thing to really think about but that's what it is.
I know that's not their intention. I've watched and read about adoptive families be hurt by the pain they have caused their child's birth family. But they're not the cause. You're not the cause. We are our own cause.
Our choice, our consequence.
I had never known true, unconditional love until the day that I met Olivia. I had never known the pain that brought me to my knees and to tears is the day I placed her in the arms of another family.
It may have been easier. I will never know.
And I can't wait for the day that this pain will all be worth it.