Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Different Kind of Mother

Christie here. I haven't ever really introduced myself on the blog. I am Laurie's daughter, and am the "tech" side of the blog here. Mom writes the awesome content. I try and keep the blog as awesome as her content.

This post is going to be a little different. Mom suggested I post this, as it has been shared a few times now on social media (which I am extremely honored about). She thought it needed to be posted on the blog. It's not about your typical "motherhood". It is about a whole different kind of mother - the one you never really know about, or know exist unless someone tells you. In addition to being a mother of 3 beautiful kids, I am also the kind of aforementioned mother. I am a birth mother. I placed my son for adoption when he was born, after painstakingly choosing his forever family. He just celebrated his 9th birthday. Below, is the snippet of my story, the one that was shared on social media a few times. I never knew the impact it could make, but I'm so grateful for the chance to tell my story in a small way. 

Please feel free to comment and ask any questions you may have about adoption, birth mothers etc. 

"My birth son's (adoptive) mother sent this photo, of my birth son right after he was born, to me. I remember that day so well. His wide, bright eyes as he opened his eyes for the first time. His unwavering stare at the world around him. The little bubbles he was creating around his mouth. His 'amazed' expression as he glanced at his forever father. And the first 'coos' he gave to his forever mother. I will never forget my birth son's smell, his cries, and his soft skin as I held him. How we fell asleep together. How I sang to him.
Josh Groban's, 'Awake,' was my song for my birth son. I remember how well that song fit how I felt that weekend he was born: 'Keep me awake to memorize you. Give us more time to be this way. We can't stay like this forever, but I have you next to me today... We'll let tomorrow wait, you're here right now with me. And all of my fears just fall away, when you are all I see.'
I will remember the love we shared that day, today - I love you baby boy. I will always love you. Happy Birthday.
The relationship that I have with my birth son's parents is amazing. I am so thankful that I can be a small part of my birth son's life, and watch him grow. I see him at least once a year (when schedules permit), and he and his adoptive parents even attended my wedding. Open adoption is such a beautiful thing." - Birth Mother, Christie from Canada


  1. Christie - what a beautiful story! So glad that you have a place where you can share your memories and your experience. So special that you can still be a part of your son's life.

  2. What a beautiful story! My husband and I cannot have children so adoption is an option that we are considering. I'm humbled by people who are willing to put the best interest of their child first and who recognize their own limitations.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

    1. Thank you so much! If you ever have any questions about adoption, please contact me. I would love to answer any questions you have, and put you in contact with other hopeful adoptive parents as well!


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