I had such a wonderful meeting over breakfast this morning with one of the women I advocate for through her adoption plan. She always looks so pretty, but today she arrived wearing something extra special… She shared that the beaded jewelry she wore around her waist was custom made to adorn her growing belly. She says she plans to keep the jewelry after her pregnancy as a momento of the child she plans to place with the incredible adoptive family she has chosen.
Adoption isn’t easy. Growing life inside of you then placing that life in the hands of another isn’t easy. Which is why I admire her so much for this thoughtful gesture. Indeed, tears have been and will be shed, but she is also allowing herself the space to celebrate this time, to cherish the memory of her pregnancy. She looked for the good in a hard place and found it.
I think that’s the key, the great big secret to happiness… not to somehow dodge all the tough stuff, but to find (and adorn) the beauty within it.
— Written by Malia Price, Destiny Adoption Services & Consulting, Inc.