My dear cousins are experiencing the heartache of a failed placement for adoption. My cousin wrote about their experience here, and I was thrilled to see that they are choosing to not hate the birthmother. Clearly they are hurting, but that is no reason to hate. They are some of the kindest people I know, and will make the best parents. Please spread their information around, so that their family can grow.
I am mourning for their loss today, and my sweet little girl can tell. She asked me what was wrong, and not knowing how to explain everything so that she could understand, I simply said, “Grown up stuff.” It seemed to suffice, and we moved on with our day, but I have cried many times for them. I wish I lived closer, so that I could be there to support them. The thing that breaks my heart every time I think about it is what my aunt posted on facebook. “I rocked my baby girl today and we wept together.” I can only imagine how difficult it would be to watch my girls go through something so trying.