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This semester I have had the privilege of doing my master’s social work internship at the Christian Child Placement Service in Portales.
During this time I have met amazing families who have both adopted children, and placed their children for adoption.
November is the month the nation celebrates adoption. During Adoption Awareness Month many share their adoption stories, including those stories by birth families that have unselfishly chosen to place their child in approved, loving homes.
One such birthmother, who was adopted as well, shares how placing her infant felt for her.
“There is not a day I don’t think about my child. I miss him but I also think about how I could have been selfish and kept him.
“I’m 23 years old and was not ready to have a child yet. Being adopted does make you think how lucky you are to have had such an amazing family raise you.
“Not a day goes by that I don’t thank my mother for making the best decision for me and that is exactly how my child will feel as he grows up in this crazy world.”
Through this birth parent I have learned a lot about the strength it takes for someone to put their child’s needs before their own.
Adoptive families and birth parents have blessed me through their selfless acts. I have been honored to be a part of building healthy, happy homes for children today.
At the Christian Child Placement Service we provide caring adoption plans for birth parents, children of all ages, and adoptive parents that meet everyone’s needs.
I would love to speak with anyone who is interested in adoption or who may have questions about adopting.
Carolyn Tollett can be contacted at 356-8414 or by e-mail: