Finalization comes with so many feelings.
On one side the adoptive couple is thrilled. “He is ours,” they say.
On the other hand, the birth parent is struggling to find joy. It hurts. She is happy because the child is with the couple they chose them to be with, but she is pained to know it is real.
“What’s best for you is hardest for me.” Truer words have not been spoken.
This video shows that sometimes, although you may be at peace with your adoption, you just want to scream. There is emotion built up and sometimes there is no “proper” way to release the pain and emotion felt.
Watch for the bit at the end where her birth son is cooing at her. There is so much beauty in that moment. Through all the pain, JOY can be felt.