Foster Care

Happy First Birthday, Baby A!

One year ago today, a beautiful baby girl was born.

I only know that because 48 hours later, I picked her up from the hospital and became her temporary mama.

When it became clear after only a couple months that she would need a forever family, it absolutely crushed me to admit that I (& we) knew that we were not that family.

She was the most perfect baby. Letting her go and knowing she would not reunite with her birth family broke me. But, we were able to play a small part in finding “her” family. I have no doubt she will grow up celebrated, supported, and loved and that she landed in the best possible place for her.

Her story played a huge role in closing our home.

Loving and letting go. Some by choice. Some not. The loving is easy. The letting go is devastating even when it’s right.

Happy 1st birthday to the most beautiful baby girl. I’m honored that I got to be your mama for the first months of your life. You will never remember me, but I hope your brain and soul will always recall that you were safe, secure, and loved even in the chaos that is our home.

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