My family and I encountered Christ in the overwhelmingly generous love of a struggling birth mother. My daughter and son-in-law have been wanting to start a family and had undergone training and licensure for fostering because they have not been able to have a child but had love they wanted to share with a child. They began the process wanting to have an infant that they would eventually be able to adopt. They were told this was extremely unlikely as there are very few infants available and often the infants that are available have special needs due to alcohol or drug exposure. The entire family was prepared that they would not have a healthy infant but maybe we would be able to bring a slightly older special child into our family.
Last week my daughter and son-in-law received a miraculous call telling them that a 2 day old newborn was available for them to foster with the possibility of eventual adoption. They agreed to accept the placement with very little information about the situation and brought the baby home from the hospital. We later found out that the baby was perfectly healthy and that birth mother was a very good single mother with other children. She had decided that due to her situation she would not be able to adequately care for another child along with her other children. She made the very difficult and extremely loving decision to place her newborn for adoption. We have been thanking God and praying daily for this generous lady who allowed us to encounter Christ in her selfless love of her children.