This Adoption Video is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons

If you haven’t seen this video, grab the tissues and carve out 21 minutes in your schedule.

Shelley Skuster November 21, 2017

The video, released earlier this month, follows a birth mother and the adoptive parents she chose for her son 48 hours after his birth.

In Texas, there is a 48-hour window after a baby is born before his/her parents can terminate their parental rights. This video portrays the raw and honest emotions of love and pain experienced on both ends of the adoption spectrum.

“It’s okay to feel joy and sorrow at the same time. It’s okay to feel love and pain . . . ” said the adoptive mother in an emotional letter to her son’s birth mother.

The Archibald Project out of Austin, Texas, is the nonprofit behind the video. According to its website, its mission is to inspire people to care for vulnerable children and families so that fewer children are called orphans.

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Shelley Skuster

Shelley is a former award-winning television journalist who traded in suit coats and red lipstick for a messy bun and yoga pants. She's a freelance writer who stays at home with her three daughters who are all ((gasp)) under the age of three and came to her via adoption and birth. She's the woman behind the blog Shelley Writes, and she can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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