For those of you who don’t know, I recently got my first tattoo. It is right under my ankle. Despite being in the most excruciating pain I’ve ever been in, I am absolutely in love with it. Lots of people have asked what it means.
It is a heart and a triangle. It represents the love between the child, birth family, and adoptive family during the adoption process. I really like it because it is a constant reminder that no matter what I believe at any moment, love went into my adoption. I know my adoptive family loves me, but often I question if my birth family does. My birth mom could’ve easily aborted me. She could’ve said “Yeah, I’m 16, I’m not gonna deal with this.” She chose life for me. She wanted me to have an amazing life. She wanted me to be happy.
I encourage you to really think about this. No matter what your story is, if you are reading this, your birth mom chose life. At least a little love goes into every single adoption. Your birth mom could’ve gone the easy route, just like so many women do. She wanted you to have a better life. She made the right choice.