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The daughter I gave away for adoption- found me
1/7/2013 | eeevil conservative

Posted on 01/07/2013 5:13:31 PM PST by eeevil conservative

I gave away a little girl for adoption over 22 years ago. I have tried to find her, but she found me first. Needless to say, this has been the BEST CHRISTMAS in my life ever.

Bad news- she had a daughter of 6 months old pass away in November. I never got to know about her before her passing.

The good news. I am a grandma! I have a grandson who just so happens to share the same birthday as my son! She has forgiven me. And wants to meet me.

Choosing LIFE is nothing to brag about. A child should never thank their mother for the chance of life. NEVER!

I praise God that He was with me all my life and never let me fall to fear that satan would steel my soul.

Forgive me for indulging all of you in this personal venture of my life. But I cannot help but want to share such a story of redemption, forgiveness, and new life with folks I think might enjoy some good news in this world today from a fellow FReeper.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: adoption; life; moralabsolutes; righttolife
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1 posted on 01/07/2013 5:13:39 PM PST by eeevil conservative
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To: eeevil conservative

Thank you for sharing. It’s an awesome journey you’ve been on and there is more to come! Rom.8:28!


2 posted on 01/07/2013 5:16:14 PM PST by luckymom (The Son of God became a man that men might become sons of God. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: eeevil conservative

Congratulations to you both.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 5:16:14 PM PST by skeeter
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To: eeevil conservative

congrats and God Bless you and your daughter


4 posted on 01/07/2013 5:16:47 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: eeevil conservative

God has blessed you so so dearly!


5 posted on 01/07/2013 5:16:52 PM PST by classified
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To: eeevil conservative

Thanks you for sharing.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 5:17:21 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: eeevil conservative

Grandparenting is great. Parenting is great.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 5:18:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: eeevil conservative

God bless and keep you both!
So sweet!


8 posted on 01/07/2013 5:18:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: eeevil conservative

Because you did not fall for the abortion mill machine, your daughter had a chance to live. And her children...
Merry Christmas!


9 posted on 01/07/2013 5:18:48 PM PST by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: eeevil conservative

God bless you both.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 5:19:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: eeevil conservative

Some things are bigger and better than politics.

This is one of them.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 5:20:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: eeevil conservative

I won’t judge you. This was a better option than abortion. I am truly happy for you that this has worked out.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 5:20:39 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: eeevil conservative

That is wonderful and great news. Congrats to you both. A beautiful gift!


13 posted on 01/07/2013 5:20:59 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: eeevil conservative

One of the happiest days of my life was the day my birth family found me. Although my birth mother had recently passed away I was blessed with three sisters and four brothers!
God bless you as you get to know your daughter and grandchildren.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 5:20:59 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: eeevil conservative

Wow, congratulations to you!


15 posted on 01/07/2013 5:21:10 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: luckymom

AMEN!! thank you so much for sharing that verse!!!


16 posted on 01/07/2013 5:22:06 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

I’m very happy for you. It’s a dream come true, & you deserve this happiness. God bless all of you.
Xoxo


17 posted on 01/07/2013 5:22:44 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: eeevil conservative

My mother was born / adopted in 1925 out in Texas . In 1992 she was reunited. It’s a wonderful life.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 5:22:46 PM PST by Broker (Be vigilant!)
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To: skeeter; driftdiver

THank YOU!


19 posted on 01/07/2013 5:23:06 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative
This story is so redemptive it made me cry tears of joy for you. Thank God you did choose life and God has returned life to you. I am so excited to think of your reunion, please keep us up to date. This is a great story.

May I add one of mine? This Christmas my son returned home after many years of non-communication. It was a blessed time indeed. Thank the Lord for His loving kindness and mercy.

20 posted on 01/07/2013 5:23:10 PM PST by WVNan
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To: eeevil conservative
It's good she's alive. I'll bet she appreciates that choice you made. That you chose life.

/johnny

21 posted on 01/07/2013 5:23:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: eeevil conservative

Thanks for sharing such a sweet personal event! You are a blessing, your children and grandchildren are a blessing. Life is a precious gift from our Creator. As an adoptive mom, I pray constantly for my daughter’s birth mom, and I imagine what it would be like to meet her (we have no way to meet her—my daughter was born in Siberia). So glad you are building a relationship with your daughter and your grandchild.

God is SO good!


22 posted on 01/07/2013 5:25:14 PM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: classified

Yes! Yes He did! More than you know! Her initial letter to me, even addressed me as “mom”—

I don’t deserve that title from her. Grace and Mercy are a beautiful thing...


23 posted on 01/07/2013 5:25:59 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: svcw

;-)


24 posted on 01/07/2013 5:26:53 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

Congratulations to both of you.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 5:27:53 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: muawiyah

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to the Grandparenting.....have LOVED parenting, and that will NEVER end in so many ways....

but the Grandparenting— WOW! I was ready years ago! lol


26 posted on 01/07/2013 5:28:47 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: onyx

THANK YOU!!!!


27 posted on 01/07/2013 5:29:16 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: packrat35; Cicero

AMEN! and Thank you!


28 posted on 01/07/2013 5:30:12 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative
You should get a hold of Scattered Siblings Amazon, which is about a 26-year search for a birth mother here in Cleveland that was also very successful. Lots of twists and turns and strange moments, and a lot of humor too. It's a three-hanky book. Hard to understand what adoptees go through.
29 posted on 01/07/2013 5:30:54 PM PST by laweeks
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To: eeevil conservative

Congratulations! May the Lord bless you as you and your daughter grow in your relationship.


30 posted on 01/07/2013 5:31:38 PM PST by Texas56
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To: cripplecreek

Amen to that— but ya know— I am a true believer that our politics is only a window into our soul....

It is my view on life that was the “gateway drug” into my becoming a conservative!

;-)


31 posted on 01/07/2013 5:32:43 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: WVNan

I have two brothers who came home this year, their pettiness wasn’t worth the trouble, it really is joyous. We love them dearly, this Christmas was so heart felt.

OP, keep in you heart this moment, invite her family to your events. You just gained new ‘relatives’ that should be embraced.


32 posted on 01/07/2013 5:33:25 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Wiser now

Thank you for sharing that! I will say that I interviewed couples to find her parents....when she told her father that she found me, he told her that I was a “wonderful and cool lady”

twist is— I think the same of her mom and dad! WONDERFUL people!


33 posted on 01/07/2013 5:35:19 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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That is good, but I agree with Dr. Laura that they should not release the records of the person who gave the baby to adopted parents. Dr. Laura pointed out to an adopted child who could not get his natural parent's records that the natural parent could have scraped the adopted child down the sink instead of letting him live and have him be adopted. A parent who gives up a child for adoption is not all that bad.

Incidentaly, in regards to the divorce of Ahnold and Maria Shriver, Schwarzenegger could have encouraged the birth mother of his illegitimate child to abort their baby, but he did not.

34 posted on 01/07/2013 5:35:54 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: eeevil conservative

Hearing your story made my day!


35 posted on 01/07/2013 5:36:04 PM PST by Josa
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

thank you! I have a hard time believing I deserve this...but everyone I know, my other kids, husband, etc, all tell me I do deserve it....

I hate using the word “deserve”— but I am more than willing to take this miracle from my God!


36 posted on 01/07/2013 5:38:05 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

Yes ma’am - you do. May God bless and keep you all.

Thank you Lord. For Your guidance, and more, for Your patience.
Tatt


37 posted on 01/07/2013 5:38:21 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: eeevil conservative

Congratulations and God bless you and your daughter! I was adopted myself and was put in touch with my biological mom in New Mexico after I wrote the state and learned about using an intermediary. It’s been an amazing journey and the best part was discovering a half-brother who was also put up for adoption. His adoptive family are all dead and he moved to New Mexico and was “re-adopted” by a large supportive family. I was 23 at the time and was motivated because I knew she was 23 as well when I was put up for adoption.

I hope you are relieved of any guilt you may have felt. You gave her life and a chance at a life you couldn’t provide at that time. Sometimes my bio mom will say, “I hope you have forgiven me.” I keep reminding her “There is nothing to forgive. I have never resented what you did. You chose life over adoption and gave me a chance with a wonderful family.” (My brother wasn’t so lucky with the abusive family that adopted him, unfortunately.) The first thing I did when I met her face-to face after I returned from my overseas assignment in 1993, was to thank her for giving me a chance.

I am so happy for the both of you!


38 posted on 01/07/2013 5:38:56 PM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: eeevil conservative

This is wonderful news!!! Tears in my eyes over reading your story! God bless you and your family!!!!


39 posted on 01/07/2013 5:39:07 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Broker

HOLY COW! WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing that! LONG TIME!!! MIRACLES EVERYWHERE!


40 posted on 01/07/2013 5:39:48 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

Thanks for blessing us with your story EC.


41 posted on 01/07/2013 5:40:05 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: eeevil conservative

God Bless you and your Daughter..... Stay Safe !


42 posted on 01/07/2013 5:43:32 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: WVNan

AMEN! This Christmas was so different from any other for me...it was not a holiday..it was CHRISTmas...

It was redemption, forgiveness and new life....and He gave me my baby back in much better shape than we gave Him His Son back to Him!

Christmas will NEVER again just be a Holiday of joy and giving...it will always be a day of MIRACLES— a day that we celebrate a God that loves us beyond understanding and GIVES beyond our wildest dreams, beyond anything we would ever have begun to think we could possibly earn...

I am whole again....I can only imagine how He felt to have Jesus back with him....battered, tortured, and crucified...but His Son was Home Again!


43 posted on 01/07/2013 5:45:27 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: eeevil conservative

This is a wonderful and inspiring personal story that could ONLY be told BECAUSE you chose life and G-d has blessed you for it threefold. What is more awesome than a G-d who gave you the chance to answer someone else’s prayers for a child they would otherwise have never had and returning her to you to share in that life once again?
I am so sorry for her loss and yours. Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent. My prayers are with all of you...and maybe finding you is G-d’s way of helping ease her pain.
Birth and rebirth. So Great is the Lord.
I wish you all the very best.


44 posted on 01/07/2013 5:46:00 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: eeevil conservative

Super!! A friend of my dad who lost contact with his children (son and daughter) over forty years ago was contacted by his daughter. She was only six when they were taken from him in a divorce. They had a super re-union. The two kids spent almost twenty years trying to track him down.


45 posted on 01/07/2013 5:46:00 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: eeevil conservative

Thank you for sharing your story. I wish many of Gods blessing to you all !


46 posted on 01/07/2013 5:47:20 PM PST by HangingTuff
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To: eeevil conservative

:)Santa brought you a big present.((((Hugs))))


47 posted on 01/07/2013 5:47:52 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: packrat35

So happy to hear a nice story. Not only should a bio mother be praised for giving life, it is also admirable to praise the parents who nurture the life of a child.


48 posted on 01/07/2013 5:48:00 PM PST by Toespi
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To: eeevil conservative

Congratulations to both of you. I have a friend who met her son after 42 years...he reminded her most of her father who recently passed away. Both your story and hers bring tears of joy!


49 posted on 01/07/2013 5:50:34 PM PST by Apple Blossom (Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed regularly, and for the same reason.)
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To: WVNan
"This Christmas my son returned home after many years of non-communication. It was a blessed time indeed. Thank the Lord for His loving kindness and mercy."

I had been estranged from my 7 adult children since I split with (6 of their) mom back in '09.

I've been slowly rebuilding those relationships. This past Christmas brought yet another son back to me. That makes 4....and it made my Christmas season. Nothing compares.

The rest know I love 'em and will come around in time.

50 posted on 01/07/2013 5:51:37 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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