Adoption Stories

A birthmother’s story…

auroraMy name is Aurora. I was adopted back in New York City and had all the opportunities; private school, extracurricular activities and financial benefits my birthparents couldn’t give me. Unfortunately, I made some unhealthy decisions and ended up in a difficult situation. I was eight months pregnant, with nowhere to live and no idea what to do with my baby who was soon to be born. So, I called Catholic Charities and two of the most wonderful, patient, sincere, kind and considerate women I ever met helped me. Catholic Charities went above and beyond the call of duty to find the perfect family for my baby. The family they found is AWESOME; so loving and caring. My daughter is now two years old and I can still call on them and the folks at Catholic Charities when I need them. I know in my heart of hearts that between the work of God and Catholic Charities, my baby was matched perfectly with careful thought and a lot of love. And my child is being raised with all the love she needs. I recommend anyone who wants to give their child a chance at a better life to call Catholic Charities and let them help.  – Aurora

 
 

An adoptive mother’s story…

adoptive motherI remember our first meeting with our oldest daughter’s birthmother. She was eight months pregnant. We were nervous about meeting her and hoped we would make a good impression. She chose us and a month later we were holding our baby girl in our arms! We tried to express our gratitude to her, but she didn’t really understand. Only later, as we sent pictures and letters, did she truly grasp what a great gift she had given us. We often think of the birth families of all three of our beautiful children. We are so grateful for the gift of our children. We realize that the choice their birth families made was a difficult, selfless decision. We hope that they have peace in knowing that the children they bore and placed with us are in a happy, loving home and are being given every opportunity to live a great life.  – Amy