“Fairy Tale” Adoption Reunion Story

The other day I was looking through some of the news sites and I ran across this story of a serendipitous family reunion between an adoptee and her birth parents. Through a twist of fate, the birth mother and adoptee found themselve working together and that was how they found each other. It’s a really neat story, so if you like happy endings, you can read the whole article at ABCNews.com.

 

5 thoughts on ““Fairy Tale” Adoption Reunion Story

  1. I, too, am a birth mum who was made, by my parents, to give up my baby girl for adoption in 1960. This was in England, when there was no way unmarried mothers would be able to keep babies. I’ve wondered over all the years whether she was happy and having a good life.

    Fortunately, a couple of years ago she “found” me, with the help of her adoptive father, who obviously realised it was something she needed to do. I’ve now met her which was lovely. Her father, an amateur photographer, had hundreds of photographs of her during her early life and growing up and copied dozens of them for me, so that I now have a record of what I missed. Her adoptive parents went on to have their own child within about 18 months of taking my daughter, so that all these years she has felt second best, first I gave her up, then her new parents had their own child. She has, all her life, sought out friendships, boyfriends etc. who have treated her badly so that, subconsciously, she could act out the rejection she felt. Now, having met me again and realising that I didn’t reject her, I gave her to a loving family to raise her, when I wasn’t able to, she has at last found a loving, caring man friend and has begun to understand that she is and always has been loved, both by me and her adoptive parents.

    Adoption is a cruel choice for anyone to have to make and I’m glad that, today, most people are much more forgiving and girls are not made to feel like whores just because they got pregnant before marriage. To the people who made comments about not fornicating before marriage, and accusing birth mums who give babies to loving families for adoption as being selfish etc. I say, until you walk in my shoes, do not judge me.

  2. Hello – such a positive, wonderful, GREAT ending story. I wonder how many were/are exactly like you and your daughter? I know that I was surely threatened with the same demise had I become with child before marriage. How dumb is that? I LOVE my daughters, not want to ever terrorize them! In early records times MANY were not married until after the children were born, if then.

    God will surely bless you and your lovely daughter – AND the adoptive parents who made it all happen.

  3. What a great story ~~ glad you were able to find your daughter. My sister gave up a baby because she was only 15 when she got pregnant. Unfortunately she passed away at age 43,from cancer, after saying she’d like to try to find the baby she gave away.Then in 2004, her ‘daughter’ found us! Her adopted mother had passed away that year, but before she did she gave her information she had on my sister,because she knew she was interested in finding her. We all met her at my house, and she was a spitting image of my sister! My Mom was there and cried when she saw her. She spent the next two Xmas holidays with us. Now she keeps in touch often and comes to visit when she can. She also got to meet her 2 half-brothers and sister. So we also had a happy ending to our story!

  4. Adoption can be a rewarding experience that comes from the result of tragedy. As a troubled young lady I found myself in the peredictament of having no husband and no money. I was unprepared to take on the awesome job of being a mother. I knew the child NEEDED a mother AND a father. There was a couple out there that desired a child but had been unable to conceive. The baby was my gift to them and they were a gift to my child though I never met them. I later married and with my husband aised two fine college grad sons who are doing well. During that time the little girl grew and blossomed in her home with her parents. Mother- and father-hood should not be confused with fertility. Parenthood is the nuturing of a child, teaching values and virtues along with cleaniness, order, study habits, housekeeping, obeying staying in the bounderies of society, taking on responsibility, carrying through on projects, and all though numerous that make up a good parent. Whereas a child raised in a fatherless home has strikes against them. There is so much more stress when one can not share parenthood with another. And the stress!
    I have met my daughter via her looking me up. I was thrilled to meet her and learn that she was raised, reared, well. She was happy to meet her half-brothers as well as me. She had a great up-binging. Her parents managed her adoption well. She was a chosen child. They did not HAVE to have her.
    Her curiosity sated, she went on with her life in her circle of society several hours away from where I live. I would like to have and aunt-neice relationship with her but she said she a had all the aunts she needed. So be it. God has given her parents, my daughter and me a good life in our own area.
    I have never regretted putting my daughter up for adoption. Only regret is that I was not strong enough person to trust God to carry me through the rough times and allowed a man to have his way with me.
    I have a great-aunt that was adopted. She never tought of herself as anything but the daughter of her adoptive parents and has written a history of her life which reaches into mine also.

  5. I AM TRYING TO REUNION WITH MY 25 YR OLD DAUGHTER I HAVE NEVER MET.I LIVE IN SAINT MARYS GA.SHE LIVES IN SAN JOSE CAL.
    I SPOKE TO HER ONCE WHEN SHE WAS 10..WE BOTH HAVE A FEELING DEEP DOWN THAT WE NEED TO MEET AND FILL THE EMPTY HOLE IN OUR SOULS.WE TALK ON THE PHONE AND EMAIL EACH OTHER AS IF WE NEED EACH OTHER.I WOULD LIKE SOME INFO ABOUT TRYING TO REUNION WITH HER

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