“You can either become bitter or you can become better through God,” says Katie, a birth mother who learned through pain and introspection that placing her child was the right thing to do after she discovered her unplanned pregnancy. “I never understood love till then.” Separating from her daughter as she placed her with the right family was excruciating and exquisite.

Through this video, which was created for the Mormon Channel, Katie’s story touches hearts. Her expression is representative of loving birth mothers everywhere. Her daughter is now a part of a family, with two parents who ached with anticipation to find their child. Katie’s message is one of healing, forgiving and loving.