My wife and I are in the process of adopting and came across this amazing story from a courageous woman who placed her firstborn with an adoptive family. This has been such an emtional process already, but I was not prepared for this story.
Small excerpt and full link below.
Now, up until this moment there had been nothing funny about this situation.
But as soon as I set down the pen, everyone in the room gasped. And when I looked up it was like everyone had leaned in at least a few inches close to me.
I couldn't help but chuckle. And I told everyone to relax, and seriously everyone let out a huge breath of air. I guess you had to be there, cuz it was pretty funny.
I put the pen down and held Vivian up in front of me so I could see her face. She was out. But I said to her, "Okay, so this is it. This is the choice I've made for you. These people are going to take good care of you. I feel in my soul that you belong to them. Is this ok?" And my sleeping Miss Vivian opened her eyes for just a second and looked right at me, then went back to sleep.
I signed the last line.