Dear Birth Mom,
Today is our daughter’s third birthday! As we celebrate her life I cannot stop thinking about you. I wonder what you are doing today in China and how you are feeling? I am certain that this day and its significance is not lost on you.
I wish I could comfort you and tell you that our girl is thriving and happy. If I could, I would put my arms around you and tell you that she is loved unconditionally and safe. In the past year she has been with us she has blossomed into a joyful and feisty toddler who can blow the sweetest kisses and throw the biggest tantrums. We adore her. We are the ones blessed to be hers.
My heart aches for you to also know that we will be forever grateful for the brave risk you took two months after she was born. We recognize that your decision to leave her on that busy street corner was one done out of love and not hate. You could have chosen a more fatal method of dealing with whatever dire circumstance you were in. That may have been easier. Safer for you.
Instead, you risked possible imprisonment if caught and a definite lifetime sentence of a broken heart to give our daughter a chance. You gave her life twice, on her birthday and on that day that you let her go.
We see you, birth mom. We see your love for our daughter and we will make sure that she does too! Your sacrifice will be honored in our family and your legacy of love and hope will live on in our sweet Leia Joy.
On her birthday every year, I, Leia’s mama, will always be praying peace over your heart. Thank you for protecting our little girl the only way you knew how. We love you and one day, when she is old enough to understand, she will too.
May God bless you and keep you.
Our daughter’s adoptive mom