Part 2: 3 Failed Adoptions, Couple Turns to Foster Care
Here comes Part 2 of Melinda and Corey’s inspiring story. At right: Holding Logan in the hospital for the first time.
If you tuned in Monday, we found out that Melinda, 36, and Corey, 40, tried to get pregnant for four years before entering into several potential private adoptions of healthy newborns. Two years into tapping private adoption agencies, the couple signed up for foster care training with their county. Still? No baby!
Then in 2010, the courageous couple became a state-approved foster-to-adopt family.
In March of 2011, they met another couple who already had five children on their own in their state and yet the struggling family was pregnant again.
Melinda remembered, “The bio father explained that his wife, the mother, had her tubes tied after their last baby and it didn’t work because they were pregnant again. They couldn’t provide for another child financially or emotionally.
“Two weeks later, this mother sat in our living room on our sofa, tears rolling down her cheeks. It was so hard to see the pain in her face. She talked about her unborn son as if he were already ours. She hated the situation and it was breaking her heart.
“We didn’t know what was going on because this family stopped responding and we knew to leave her alone with her thoughts and emotions. We didn’t hear from her again until a week before Logan was born. She had made her decision,” Melinda said.
Then the amazing hospital experience! Melinda and the bio-family cemented their loving relationship in the labor room. Melinda said, “One mother giving her child to another out of pure love and one experiencing this love for the first time. It was the most amazing experience of my life — I knew her heart was breaking, but her love for him was stronger.”
Today Melinda says of the bio-mom: “She is the strongest and most selfless woman that I have ever known. Our boy will always know her love just as he will know mine. My adoption story is one of a successful semi-open adoption, but more importantly… the story of how love can prevail.”
Thanks, Melinda and Corey. This is a story of how amazing adoption can be. It’s a story about how one sweet little boy changed the lives of two families forever. Tell me yours!Add a Comment