Some people just come into our lives and have a profound effect on us. Then they quietly move on without realizing that they have changed us for the better. So many birth parents are this way. They are the angels that quietly surround us and make us better people.
Jane and Shawn are some of these angels. They had been together for four years. Jane had a daughter that Shawn treated as his own. Then they had another little girl together. Jane’s extended family became Shawn’s family. They all spent so much time together and were a great support to each other.
Jane and Shawn had a stable and loving relationship. It was at this time that Jane unexpectedly became pregnant. It also happened to be a rough spot financially for Jane and Shawn. They were both in between jobs, and there weren’t a lot of prospects. This created some stress when they started thinking about raising another baby.
As Jane and Shawn talked and talked, the idea of adoption came up. It took Jane some time to work up the courage to call some adoption agencies. When Jane called Act of Love Adoption Agency, she knew in her heart that adoption was going to be the right choice for their baby girl.
Jane and Shawn worked with their caseworker and counselor and chose an adoptive family, Max and Anna, who they immediately connected with. They did conference calls and updates, and looked forward to the time that they would meet in person.
The months flew by and it came time for Jane’s scheduled C-section. Jane’s entire family gathered in her room as support, as well as Shawn, the adoptive family, and the agency staff. Everyone talked and enjoyed each other’s company.
Then it was time for the C-section. Shawn was the only one that could be with Jane, but as soon as the surgery was over, Shawn wheeled the healthy baby girl back into the room so the entire family and adoptive parents could see the sweet baby girl. Tears were shed and hugs were exchanged. This moment bonded Max and Anna to Jane and Shawn forever.
The time spent together in the hospital was pleasant. Max and Anna were so excited to be able to tell this baby all about her birth parents through the stories that were being shared.
All the legal paperwork was taken care of, and it was time for everyone to leave the hospital. Max and Anna were overcome with emotion at the gift they had been given through adoption. Jane and Shawn left the hospital with empty arms, but with very full hearts.
Jane and Shawn continue to move forward in their relationship, being strong and relying on each other. Max and Anna are enjoying bonding as a family, and are so excited to stay in contact with Jane and Shawn, who were their angels.