Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eye for an Eye

Have you watched the judge show Eye for an Eye? It's the first time I have ever watched it.

Today, the case dealt with a woman, who was raped at 14 and became pregnant. She decided to carry the baby to term and put it up for adoption because she was a religious person. This was 21 years ago.

The woman, now grown, married, with children 12 and 16 years old, was requesting the judge give the information on how to contact her child. There was a representative from the adoption agency on the show, too.

The whole idea of the show was the judge would decide if the agency would be required to give the information about the child.

At the end, the judge had contacted the now grown daughter. He also talked to the adopted parents. Everyone was in agreement that it would be a good thing for the daughter and birth mom to meet.

It was a very emotional ending. Why? Because the daughter, 21, was in the audience with her adopted mother. The birth mom was told to turn around, face the audience, the daughter's name was called, she stood up and they 'fell' into each other's arms crying.

There were tears, lots of tears, I even cried.

The adopted mom spoke, crying, saying she was unable to have a baby herself after trying. They were blessed by the baby girl they adopted.

The birth mom was crying because of the years of not knowing, etc.

The daughter was crying because she always wanted to know who her birth mom was, she wasn't just thrown away, etc.

The judge did the right thing. He stated that in adoptions, the main concern is always, always the child.

It was a happy ending and a good story. I'm glad I saw it because now I can blog about it, too!

Adoption is a wonderful thing.

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