My family has a deep love for Christian Family Care Agency (CFCA), as we adopted both of our girls through their agency. In 2005 we first met our case worker, Carole, and began our adoption paperwork. She counseled us, mentored us and has continued to love and pray for our family through our adoption finalizations and as our children have grown older. Leigh Ann and her husband, Greg, also had a relationship with Carole, as they had completed their adoption paperwork through CFCA in 2009 and had been waiting for an adoption placement before Leigh Ann died. You can imagine how touched we were when Carole called and said CFCA would like to receive Leigh's Blankies, but not only that, had a specific plan for the blankies.
Their staff had come up with the idea for us to make a matching set of blankies for them, one small and one of regular size. Baby could be wrapped in the regular sized blankie and be held by birth mom in the hospital. When it's time for baby to go home, that blankie could be sent home with the baby and new adopted family. And then the matching small blankie could be sent home with the birth mom to keep by her side, in her purse or as a keepsake.
This concept touches my heart so deeply as I'm sure it does yours. You can imagine the grief a birth mother experiences when placing her baby in the arms of another mother. I've only experienced the receiving side of adoption placement, but my heart is tender towards birthmothers. We maintain semi-open adoptions with both our birthmoms and love them deeply. We pray that God heals their pain and their grief and blesses their lives for their incredibly selfless decisions they made for their babies.
We pray these blankies are a blessing to them!
Carole and our girls with the first batch of matching set of Leigh's Blankies!
THANK YOU for your support for Leigh's Blankies!!!