I placed my son for adoption 20 years ago. Words can’t describe what I felt when we met.

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I placed my son for adoption 21 years ago. Words can’t describe what I felt when we met.

At the age of 15, I became pregnant and chose life and adoption to give my son the life I never had and the family he deserved. Even before I was pregnant, I knew that adoption was an act of love and found it fascinating how someone could become a parent because of the selfless act of someone else.

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Birth mother tells powerful story of open adoption: ‘For the first time, I felt seen’

In a two-part Facebook post for Humans of New York, a woman shared her story of teenage pregnancy and open adoption, and how placing her son with another family brought her both pain and healing.