Last night I was able to attend a baby shower for Chad and Tina Mortensen who welcomed new baby Aria into their family. As a Birth Mother, this shower was unlike any I’d attended, simply because as I held beautiful little Aria, I looked down at her and couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming range of emotions. I knew this baby came from another mother, just like me. I imagined that just a couple days ago, Aria was in her birth mother’s arms and the amount of love a birth mother has for a child that she knows she won’t be raising on her own, no words can describe.
I couldn’t help but wonder if Magui had a baby shower just like this one after she was able to take Dustin home. I also looked at Tina talking with all the people there at the shower and the only word to describe her was “glowing”. I can’t pretend to fully understand how it must feel for adoptive parents who are unable to bear their own children, to have a new baby in their arms almost overnight. Tina and Chad had about as much “warning” as Magui and Geary did when I decided to place Dustin for adoption, which was not a lot, but clearly she was meant to be in this family and I doubt you’d say “no, we can’t afford it” if you got that call saying a baby was coming for you. I know Chad and Tina have done and continue to do all they can to make it work. I heard Tina say that she felt “complete” now and it warmed my heart. If I had the funds, I’d fund the entire adoption myself, but I don’t, so we’re asking for as much help as possible.
Please come to the Concert/Fund raiser!
Monday, December 13 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm
|Location||C.S. Lewis Academy
364 N. State Road 198
Chad and Tina have just adopted their second baby. They were chosen quickly and they still need to raise a significant amount to pay for the adoption. Baby Aria Evangeline was born November 15th. Come join us for a family night full of music and entertainment. Details are still pending, but save the date!
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to contribute to this wonderful family, you can donate by sending funds to the Paypal account under email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the link below. ANY donation will help.