Adoption Poem

My Birth Mom

Sometimes a mother must make the hardest decision of all and in this she shows her greatest love and selflessness.

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My story is rather unusual as not only did I give two children up for adoption but also lost a third one in a divorce. Over 30 years ago, I made the heart wrenching decision to give up my...

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© Emily E. Adkisson

February 2006

My Birth Mom

Loving and gracious the
Women I've never met.
She made a difficult decision and
She will debate that decision for the
Rest of her life.
It was something she knew she had to do
She did it with
A Mother's Love.

She thinks about me everyday
Every birthday, Every Mothers Day
Hurt will always be there.
I would not be the person
I am today without
A Mother's Love.

I can never thank her enough
For all the pain
She must go through
To give me a wonderful life
She had to show the biggest amount of
A Mother's Love.


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  • by Donetta Rocz
  • 7 months ago

My story is rather unusual as not only did I give two children up for adoption but also lost a third one in a divorce. Over 30 years ago, I made the heart wrenching decision to give up my son and daughter for adoption. I was a single unwed mother who was struggling to support to children under the age of 3. I know I hear a lot of people say I would never do that. I commend those people. But, at the time I wasn't thinking about myself but, of my children and what was best for them. The day I signed those papers it felt as though someone had ripped my heart out, and yet I knew I had done the right thing. My youngest was taken from me by her father under false pretenses. I had no witness on my side to help so I lost her too. For many years I suffered with the knowledge of knowing I would not see my children grow up. Then, in the course of 9 years God has reunited me with all three of my kids!


  • by Mary Robinson
  • 11 months ago

Choosing to give my child up for adoption was the worst thing I ever did to myself... however it was the best thing I ever did for my daughter.


  • by Ashleigh, NC
  • 1 year ago

I am adopted and this poem is great. If I could write a poem with my emotions regarding my adoption it would be like this. My birth mother wrote me a poem and I keep it with me all the time and read it every night. I will always have a spot in my heart for my birth mother.


  • by Ashley Garrett, Huntsville Arkansas
  • 2 years ago

I went to foster care when I was four. I had one brother that I know of him and I got separated when I was 5 then I got adopted when I was six. Not a day passes that I don't think about my mother, father and my brother ... I always think to myself do I have any more brothers or sisters? What's my mom like? What is my dad like?


  • by Bella, NZ
  • 2 years ago

I'm 19 and have just got to know my birth mother the last 3 years. Couple of months ago I gave her a poem with unanswered questions hoping she'll open up to me about my adoption. We're both the shy type, unable to have a descent conversation, or even look each other in the eye. But I'm grateful she had the courage to tell me everything I wanted to know and the sacrifice she had to make for me. How she's always loved me. It's all a daughter wants to hear.


  • by Camilla, London
  • 3 years ago

I lost my precious son Timothy. He was with me and social services got involved, he was put into foster care and then he was adopted this was painful, felt like a knife was been put in my heart. I felt so much pain the loss was great. By God's grace I have met up with my son I know there is a long road ahead but God is the restorer of all things that are lost. I love My son so much.


  • by Myriah
  • 5 years ago

I loved reading this poem. I had a daughter at fifteen and felt that I needed to give her the best life possible and I knew that I couldn't so I did an open adoption. There is not a day that goes by where I don't think of her, I just hope she knows that I did it out of love. Reading this poem makes me think that she will understand that I did it out of love for her. Keep writing :)


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