You won’t be able to see these precious moments without using a tissue box!
Do you remember that moment when you held your son for the first time? Remember that newborn baby smell or those tiny fingers that took yours?
Entering into parenthood is something beautiful and special. There are few sweeter moments on this earth than when a mother and father see their little one for the first time – an incandescent moment frozen in their memories forever.
Adoption is no less powerful
When you finally see the miraculous child you can call your own child, there is an overwhelming love that you physically feel from head to toe for the woman who gave her child to make you a father or mother. Instant happiness fills your heart and tears of joy flow down your cheeks.
After that moment, your life changes forever. You start an indescribable adventure as a father and mother.
Enjoy these sweet quotes and photos of mothers, fathers and family members when they first met their children
“There was no doubt that this baby was created just for us… I wouldn’t have wanted it to be otherwise.”
“Birth moms are the bravest people I have ever met … Adoption is an incredible example of love for a child.”
“I’ve never been more in love !!!”
“[We] are also blessed to be a part of this family as God adds to it, and stretches us all in it, and gives us so much more than we thought was possible.”
“The emotion in the room that day was indescribable, the happiness, the healing, the love, the joy, the relief, and much more coming out of everyone around.”
“This was the moment when [our son’s] biological mother put him in my arms, it was an indescribable moment full of love. You can see the tears running down my nose.
“Do you remember those moments just before and right after meeting your child for the first time?”
How could this be? 10 days ago I still had the desire for a child without knowing when that would happen for us, but here we were watching our daughter take her first bath, they were our first moments as a family of 3! »
“The best day!”
“[His foster mother] came into the room when he was born, cut the umbilical cord and was the first to hug him, so it was very special.”
“I love how adoption is shaping our family’s history and the perfect time God allows us to walk together.”
Love has the ability to heal all hurts and anguish and replace it with joy and relief. Women who yearn to be mothers but cannot beget their own children give all the love they possess to the children placed in their arms for adoption. In return, those parents feel the amazing effects of love.
To those mothers who gave birth so that someone else could become a father and mother, thank you for your sacrifice. To those mothers who have adopted, cuddle the little ones forever. And for those women who worry about whether they will ever be a mother, don’t give up hope – your turn will come.
* Editor’s note: Some quotes were given directly to FamilyShare and did not want to be attributed for privacy reasons.
_Translated and adapted from the original version Parents see their adopted children for the first time and their reactions are heart wrenching