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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    Smile Miracles Do Happen - A Daughter Tracks Down Birth Mother for a Joyous Reunion

    Miracles do happen

    A petite woman sits on a bench, anxiously awaiting the arrival of a bus at the Greyhound terminal, downtown.
    After 26 years of wishing for this Christmas, her wait is almost over.

    She has green eyes and short blond hair. Her name is Joan Murrell. She is 55 and lives in Colerain Township.

    She was Joan Murin when she went into labor on Christmas night, 1979.

    She was 29 years old, unmarried, alone. She became pregnant, she says, when she was taken advantage of during a vulnerable time in her life.

    For months she prayed about what to do with the baby. At first, she planned to keep it. Eventually, though, she felt God pointing her in a different direction. She wanted the child to be raised by two parents, not a single mother working two jobs. Placing the child for adoption, she decided, was the right thing to do.

    It was not easy.

    After an emergency C-section, mother and child remained in the hospital for several days. A doctor allowed her to hold and feed her baby. The infant would never remember those moments, but Joan wanted her to know she was loved....

    More: http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...351/1077/rss02
    Rest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2004
    I hope things went well for this reunion, and that they will be able to establish some type of relationship.
    We hear a lot about adopted children, searching for their birth parents. We seldom hear from the mothers. I have known a couple of women who made the decision to give their children up. It was not easy for them, and they made the decision based on what was the best for the child, as well as their circumstances. It does take a special type of love to give a child to adoptive parents, when it is done for the best interest of the child. Special hopes for blessings for this mother and daughter.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  3. #3
    Wow! That was an awesome story! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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