Resident praises courage of mom who surrendered baby

Posted 21 June 2013 at 12:00 am


I want to express my admiration for the mother who had the strength and courage to surrender her newborn baby at the Medina fire station. How difficult to make that choice.

Imagine what it must feel like to go into a fire station, not knowing anyone there, totally confused, frightened, about to “give up” your new baby.  If this does not take a tremendous amount of bravery, then I don’t know what does!

Putting the needs of your child above your own desires and emotions is a selfless and loving choice.

What a heroic gift of life that a biological mother can make not only to her child, but also to “would-be” adoptive parents. It gives the promise of a happy life to the couple who couldn’t otherwise have a baby. That unselfish love is the essence of life. How extraordinary; how beautiful!

“Birthmother” I admire your strength and courage in not only choosing adoption but choosing life for your child.

Kudos to the Medina Fire Department and this wonderful Safe Haven Program!

Barbara Vreeland
Medina, NY