From the Author
The story touches on an old wound, one that took a long time to heal because it involved my son Jaime, the one I gave up for adoption.
So much is written about the parents of adopted children. Few people know or understand how a mother could love her child and be willing to give him/her up. Society has a double standard when it comes to mothers who give away their children.
There are mothers who say they would die for their children or do anything they had to do in order for their children to have the best possible life. These same women then swear they would never give up their child and women who do must not have loved them enough. That double standard is what puts so much pressure on women who do give up their children or have their children taken away when there is not enough for the child no matter what or how much they give up. In the end, it is all about love and sometimes love is enough.
About the Author
Jack Canfield is a sought-after national speaker and author and the cocreator of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Mark Victor Hansen is a sought-after national speaker and author and the cocreator of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
LeAnn Thieman, L.P.N., has been a nurse for thirty-one years. Her story of helping to rescue three hundred babies as Vietnam fell was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, and she has written stories for seven other Chicken Soup books.