Though the technical term is “abandoned”, that is never what we felt happened to our daughter, Trinity. Her birth mom didn’t know she was pregnant. She gave birth to her at home, cut and tied the umbilical cord, cleaned her off and tried to feed her twice before she brought her to the fire department. There, with tear filled eyes, she lovingly handed her over stating, “I didn’t know I was pregnant. I can’t care for a baby.” The Illinois Safe Haven Law enabled her birth mom to leave Trinity in safe hands, ensuring that Trinity would be adopted by a loving family and given the chance to have a fantastic life with two loving parents and a doting big brother. Our daughter’s life was saved, and quite possibly, her birth mom’s as well. Her birth mom can now go on to have the life she was meant to live! Trinity is almost a year old now and a super happy, healthy girl who has touched our lives in the best way possible. I knew our lives were incomplete without another child, but I had no idea the profound effect Trinity’s addition would make. We are so happy and in love with our little girl, it’s hard to even put it into words. Our 6 year old son, Gabriel, once told me, “Mommy, when I was in heaven, I told God I wanted you and Daddy to be my parents”. I said to him, “Well, Gabriel, you know how you told God you wanted us to be your parents? Well Trinity did too, and God knew she couldn’t get to us the normal way, so he sent an angel to carry her down here to us.” That’s what we know her birth mom is; an angel, who delivered our baby to us. The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation was instrumental in getting the Safe Haven Law passed. Because of this foundation, we have our little girl. We will be forever indebted to them.
Baby Trinity – Safe Haven Baby #100