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There was a woman who found out she was expecting a baby. She was going to be a mom.

There was another woman who wondered if she’d ever be a mom.

The mom with the baby in her tummy loved this little one so much, but she wasn’t sure if she would be able to be the mom she wanted for her baby. She prayed to God that she’d make the right decision.

The woman wondering if she’d ever be a mom prayed to God that her miracle baby was out there and would find her.

The mom with the baby in her tummy knew she might have to make a decision that would break her heart. She had to do what was best for her baby, though. All good moms put their babies’ needs first.

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The woman waiting for her baby also had a mother’s heart. Waiting for a baby was hard, and she knew she may never get her miracle. But she had to try. She was willing to get her heart broken for the chance to be a mom.

The time came for the brave mom to give birth. She delivered a beautiful baby who she loved very much. She knew what her decision was, though.

The woman who was waiting for her baby got a phone call. She and her husband had been matched with a baby! She fell in love with the baby even before she laid eyes on him.

The mom who gave birth to her child gave him the gift of life.

The woman she made a mom received a new life, too. Finally, the child she had been waiting for was here.

The mom who gave birth to her son gave him his cute looks that will follow him through life. He will always have that connection to his birth mom.

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The mom who adopted her son passes on different things to him. He copies her words and gestures and will continue to learn things from her throughout life.

Adopted children are loved by two moms.

Their birth mom will always be the one who loved them so much she made the decision that was best for her child even though it broke her own heart.

Their adoptive mom will always know how blessed she was to be chosen to be their mom. Her baby coming home was an answered prayer made possible by her child’s birth mom’s sacrifice.

Kimberly Keys

Kimberly is a stay-at-home Mom to her precious son who joined our family through the miracle of adoption. She loves watching her toddler discover new things, especially when exploring the parks around her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Besides being published on Her View From Home, she's also written about her experience from her twelve year IT career for Zapier as a freelance writer for their blog.

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