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Monday, July 07, 2008

Sad News


My friend Karen got some sad news today. Her adoption of a sweet little girl fell through. I know she spent a lot of time and effort preparing for this baby and I am sad for her. Loosing a child can never be easy, especially one that is only a few days old.

While I respect the birth parents' right to change their mind, they also made this adoption decision months ago. They allowed Karen and her husband to be involved in the pregnancy, planning for the baby, and even the birth. I understand how connected you feel to a baby right after they are born. Newborns are sweet. But they had decided to give the baby a better life. Do they think that keeping her will give her the best life? I'm not sure.

I do know that Karen must be heartbroken over this. Please go visit her and leave a comment or your thoughts. This must be very hard for her.



  1. How incredibly hard. I can't imagine how she must feel. I hope the birth mom is making the right decision and not what feels right in the moment. I hope everything works out in the end.

  2. oh, that just makes me cry.

  3. That is so sad. She and her family will be in my thoughts.

  4. Oh that's so sad! I have nieces and nephews that are adopted and we've had scares of the moms changing their minds. Poor girl. That must be so hard. On a happier note, we almost came to D.C. Randall said he was choosing between the two, and D.C. is where we will go next. If you're still there I'll look you up!

  5. That would be so hard. I don't know her, but give her well wishes from us. Maybe something great is in the future, only God knows how everything will turn out.


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