Adoption is one of the bravest choices a birth mother can make for her child. It takes a tremendous amount of love and courage to put the needs of your child before yourself.
As adoption becomes more widely discussed, more women are considering it as an option. But birth mothers continue to deal with challenging emotions. Remember, you are not alone. There are many supportive resources available to help you through the adoption process. There are also countless stories of hope and strength that come from the adoption community. Adoption poems for birth mothers touch the heart and bring the beautiful stories from the adoption process to light.
Let’s take a look at five touching adoption poems for birth mothers.
5 Birth Mother Poems
Some of these birth mother poems are written by birth mothers and others by adopted children. Regardless of their perspective, one thing remains the same about these poems. They show that through all the ups and downs of the process, the journey of adoption leads to a beautiful destination.
1. A Birth Mother’s Promise by Sheila T. Battaglia
I promise from the first moment I knew you were there,
I would care for you with all my heart,
With our short time together, we had to share.
I promise that I will provide you with all that is needed,
This means unconditional love, care, honesty, and prayer.
I promise when I made my final decision,
I knew what I had to do for you was right,
When our Lord blessed me with a mother’s intuition.
I promise to pray that one day you will understand
It is because I love you so much
That I placed you in your new loving parents’ hands.
I promise to watch over and love you for all of eternity,
And always remember that it’s because of Jesus
We are given this opportunity.
Sheila T. Battaglia’s birth mother poem reflects the unconditional love that influences a birth mother’s adoption decision.
Every mother hopes to provide her child with the support and care they need, and some realize that adoption is the best choice for them. Battaglia talks about how much thought and consideration goes into completing the process of adoption. In this beautiful poem, she brings awareness to the selflessness of this choice.
2. My Choice by Becki C.
The first time I looked into your eyes, I cried.
You looked at me, knowing who I was,
Falling asleep because you knew you were safe.
I held you close as much as I could, knowing who you were
And realizing it wouldn’t last forever.
I kissed your little button nose and smiled.
A second in time, but forever etched in my mind.
With an aching heart, I placed you in the arms
Of the woman I had chosen to be your mommy…
…and she whispered, “Thank you.”
As I walked away, my heart breaking.
I knew sadness, joy, peace, and anger.
But mostly I knew that you were loved
And that someday, somewhere
You would understand my choice.
Birth mothers choose adoption for a number of reasons. While a woman may decide it is the right choice, that does not make it an easy one. There are a lot of emotions that come with this decision. In this poem, Becki C. touches on those emotions.
Through the sadness, she offers signs of hope that someday your child will understand your choice. You’ll experience joy knowing that you did what was best for your child. You will have comfort knowing they are placed with a family who can love and support them as they deserve.
3. My Birth Mother by Emily E. Adkisson
Loving and gracious the
Women I’ve never met.
She made a difficult decision and
She will debate that decision for the
Rest of her life.
It was something she knew she had to do
She did it with
A Mother’s Love.
She thinks about me every day.
Every birthday, Every Mothers Day
Hurt will always be there.
I would not be the person
I am today without
A Mother’s Love.
I can never thank her enough
For all the pain
She must go through
To give me a wonderful life
She had to show the biggest amount of
A Mother’s Love.
This poem by Emily E. Adkisson is an excellent example of the beauty of adoption. Written to her birth mother, Adkisson refers to adoption as the most incredible display of a mother’s love.
As she talks through the pain and indecisiveness her mother may have experienced, she recognizes that it led her to a wonderful life. This is one of the great adoption poems for birth mothers because it shows gratitude for the adoption process.
4. Legacy of an Adopted Child by Anonymous
Once there were two women
Who never knew each other.
One you do not remember,
The other you call mother.
Two different lives
Shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star,
The other became your sun.
The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality,
The other gave you a name.
One gave you a seed of talent,
The other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotions,
The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile,
The other dried your tears.
One gave you up –
It was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child
And God led her straight to you.
And now you ask me
Through your tears,
The age-old question
Through the years:
Heredity or environment
Which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling – neither,
Just two different kinds of love.
This birth mother poem by an unknown author does a great job talking about the different roles of birth mothers and adopted parents. It offers an optimistic look into the important role birth mothers play in a child’s life, even when another parent steps in to raise them.
5. Birth Mother by Mayra Duron
For years I looked in the mirror wondering who I looked like,
Where I got my features — my hair, my brown eyes, my lips,
and yes, even these oversize hips.
Then I would immediately look away and become enraged
At the simple fact that I would crave to know you.
Birth mother, I tried to hate you.
I mean, why should I care? Did you?
I would ask myself, how could a mother do this?
Give up her own baby girl.
How dare you send me off into this cruel world by herself.
I would be lying if I didn’t admit that this was the source of my rebellion.
Running from my thoughts, not feeling like I was good enough.
I mean, did my father even know that I existed.
Why would you give me away?
So many unanswered questions.
But you know what, birth mother?
I stand here today, and if I could say one thing to you, it would be…
See, I came to the realization that what you did for me was so selfless, so courageous.
So, if I could say one thing, it would be,
I love you,
And I want you to know that if you ever feared that I would be angry,
But now, that has turned into appreciation.
If you ever feared that I would be disappointed,
But then you became my courage.
If you ever feared that I wouldn’t be loved,
I am so glad to tell you that I was.
The woman that you gave me to held onto me so strong.
She has been a pure reflection of unconditional acceptance.
If you ever worried that I would be neglected,
If you ever feared that I would go hungry,
But now, I have grown to appreciate every meal.
If you ever feared that I would struggle,
But so do butterflies, and when they push forward,
They are so beautiful and are able to fly.
Birth mother, I am doing just fine.
See, one day God whispered into my spirit,
My child, you look just like me.
So, I stopped running.
These sole wings are now healing.
He has changed my perspective.
No more questions.
And I met the very evidence of your hope.
Because God is love.
Birth mother, you took a chance on chance, and He intercepted.
The one who knit me together in your womb has kept His promise.
The father to the fatherless.
He said that I was fearfully and wonderfully made, and no,
I was not a mistake.
So now I come, unashamed.
Now I ask myself, how were you able to be so brave for my own sake?
How were you able to look into my eyes and have the strength to say goodbye?
To give me my right to love and be loved.
Birth mother, even if there are no regrets,
I am not seeking an apology.
You have given me the simple ability to breathe.
Thank you, birth mother, for choosing me.
So, whoever you are,
Please take pride!
Because you chose love.
You chose life.
Mayra Duron delivers a powerful message with her birth mother poem. She makes a point to address all the problematic issues birth mothers and adopted children face. She validates that there are challenges but also shows the fantastic results that come from adoption. Watching her presentation of this poem may stir up a great deal of emotion. It is also a reminder that through all the negative emotions come beautiful life lessons.
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