In honor of motherhood in it’s various forms we wanted to share this article from the New York Times with you. It’s entitled “Open Adoption- Not So Simple Math” and is written by a birth mom 10 years after placing her child for adoption. It’s moving, challenging and thought provoking. Enjoy :)

And in case you don’t want to click on the link and read the whole story, here’s one paragraph that particularly struck me:

“During those months [of pregnancy], my son’s mother, Holly, observed that birth mothers have to accomplish in one day the monumental task of letting go that most parents have 18 years to figure out. Days after his birth, when I struggled with letting go, Holly sat with me and cried — for the children she never got to have, for the fact the adoption would bring her joy while causing me pain, and out of fear that she had already grown to love a child I might not give her.”