Rachel's Story "Power in Our Choices"
I was adopted by my biological mother's hairdresser through a mutual friend. My biological mother was in the military, and she was not sure who my biological father was; I try not to think of the potentially negative reasons why. Regardless, at age 20, she wanted to travel the world and serve her country; the last thing she wanted to do as a single mom was tote a baby around to different relatives for months or years at a time in order to do so. I have such respect for her for that. I cannot imagine how my life would have turned out otherwise, nor would I ever want to be responsible for someone else to not able to chase their dream. This woman chose to take charge of her life, and give me a good shot at having stability at the same time. The couple who adopted me wanted an open adoption, where my biological mother and grandparents would have the ability to be in my life.
Read Rachel's story HERE.