I was given a Giving Key by my son’s adoptive parents when they came to the hospital and met him for the first time. Baby B was placed into the arms of one his parents by mom mom and I placed the key around my neck. I gave them a family but they gave me a family too. The key was carved on both sides and I wore it every day until they for birthmother’s day sent me a new one which still remains around my neck. A lot was given when I placed B for adoption; my heart was given, my flesh and blood, tears, pain, joy and happiness but I never just gave it way. Nothing in my eyes in adoption is given away it all comes with a decision to be one big extended family.
My first giving key said create on one side and dream on the other side. I certainly have created a dream and will create and dream every day.