I Want A Birth Mom, Too!

My five-year-old wore the kind of smile that lit up her entire face. We had just finished a conference call with her birth mom.

“I talked to my birth mom!” She exclaimed, “I look just like her! She has brown skin like me, and she loves me!”

“Hey!” interjected my four-year-old, “I want to talk to my birth mom!”

“Honey,” I responded, “I’m your birth mom. You grew in my tummy, so that makes me your birth mom.”

“Aaaw,” she sighed, clearly disappointed.

Let me introduce myself: my name is Melissa. I have a fantastic husband and five crazy, wild, and sweet children. Two of our children are biological, meaning I personally gave birth to them. Three were adopted-meaning they grew in someone else’s tummy. They are all my real children, and they are all mine. You will find as you follow your path to newborn or infant adoption, that apparently meaningless words become infinitely meaningful. The words you use to describe your children, your family, and your child’s dear birth parents are chosen carefully. But I am getting ahead of myself.

I am so excited to be blogging for A Guardian Angel Adoptions (AGA)! They are the best. If you are thinking of going with this agency, let me put any fears to rest and let you know that you are in the most caring and capable hands. The road to adoption is wild, emotional, and unpredictable, but the staff at AGA has been there, done that. They have all had their lives touched by adoption, and as a result have formed this truly unique and exceptional agency. They are not in it for the money, for fame, or any other purpose-they simply want to put families together through the miracle of adoption. I can tell you as a three-time adoptive mother that you can trust them completely. They have your best interests at heart.

I am excited to walk through this journey with you. I have a lot of fun things to blog about-from putting together your profile, what to do at the hospital, transracial adoption, finalization, and much more. I also want to post things from different birth mom’s perspectives. I have several friends who have placed babies for adoption, and they have agreed to help me with their unique perspective on the adoption process. You are not alone!  We are here to help.