Our Maya is strong, smart, brave, kind, fun-loving, and beautiful! She has added so much joy to our family and everyone she touches. She is truly a gift, and we couldn’t be happier to help her grow and learn.
In the weeks leading up to our Maya’s birth, there were several well-publicized stories in the news of newborns having been “discarded.” Each of those stories made me cry—and wonder why this happens when there are so many wonderful, waiting adoptive parents out there. But each of those reports also ended with an explanation of the Illinois Safe Haven Law, which allows babies to be left in hospitals, firehouses, and police stations with no questions asked.
We don’t know much about Maya’s birth mom. But we do know that she delivered a healthy baby girl at the hospital, and then made a loving yet heart-wrenching choice to give her a better life. We know that she understood the law and made the best decision she could make for herself and her baby. We like to think that those other babies did not die in vain; we choose to think that those angels’ stories helped our birth mom know how to make a better choice. We thank God everyday for the decision she made and pray that she has found peace with it.
Maya is our special blessing. Thanks, Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, for all you do to get the word out!