We Treasure Our Daughter's Birth Mother Every Day

Man holding newborn baby

On November 12, 2010, at 1:30 am, I received a call from our SOFA Coordinator telling me that our birth mother was in labor. I immediately got myself ready and drove to Toledo.

When I got to the hospital I was expecting to just check in with our birth mom and tell her I was there in case she needed anything.

Much to my surprise, when I walked into the hospital room, there was a baby on the warmer! I was shocked! I then learned that we had a baby girl. I will never forget that moment.

I immediately called my husband, Craig and told him our good news.

I will never forget the loving, sacrificial thing our birth mother did. She told the nurse to allow me to take the baby and feed her. What a gift.

While we celebrate Maggie’s birthday with much gratitude today, we also think of the precious gift of the woman that gave birth to her. We pray for her often and treasure her in our hearts.

Happy 11th birthday Maggie!