Being part of the birth from the beginning brought this adoptive family great joy.  The birth mother invited the chosen adoptive mother to be in the delivery room and to be the first to hold her new baby girl.

Open adoption created a bond for this family that will follow their daughter throughout her life.  She will always know the great love her birth mother has for her.  Amy, the birth mother, was so confident in her decision to place her daughter with this couple that any tension was gone and the entire birth and placement experience was one of peace and love.

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