To the moms who didn’t carry their babies’ for nine months, the moms without baby showers, the moms who don’t look like their kids. To the moms who aren’t the first but are the now, to the moms that aren’t forever but will leave a lasting impact. To the moms who receive their kids from social workers and pass their them back to birth moms. To the moms who continually give away pieces of the heart knowing it may never return. To the moms who love bigger than the trauma and stronger than the tantrums. To the moms who consciously sign up to do something hard for the betterment of a child’s life, thank you. Thank you for opening your heart and opening your home. Thank you for opening your mind and shifting your perspective. Thank you for trying something new, for trusting yourself to figure it out along the way, for not needing the answer to every single “what if?” to follow your heart… because by doing that, you found mine.