Tuesday, November 9, 2010
9. A Birth Father's Story
My name is Jason Coombs and I am a birth father. Today, I am proud to say that when introducing myself, but I have not always been. A little history about me might help one of you to identify with similar feelings coming from a birthfather's perspective.
Once Nathan was born, I was notified and paid him a visit at the hospital. The overwhelming feelings of love and joy were unlike any feelings I have ever had in my life. What I experienced inside was life changing. Nathan had some respiratory problems and remained in the hospital for about a week. During that week, I spent as much time as I could with him. I felt a strong bond and connection grow between us. Words will forever be inadequate to express the emotions that ran through me as I held his little body and watched him.
To fast forward to present day, I am very grateful that we placed Nathan in a home where he is loved, nurtured, and taught. He not only has a loving adoptive couple, he has two birth parents who love him as well.