We love this open adoption quote we found on Open Adoption Open Heart’s Facebook page:
It’s a great reminder, particularly in open adoption, that a child has loving parents on both sides of his adoption…”from loving arms to loving arms.” One of the stereotypes that makes it hard for people to understand adoption is that a child was “unwanted” by his birth mother. IN TRUTH it’s most often a fact to say that a child placed for adoption is already loved, cherished, and wanted by his birth mother before the adoption happens. This truth is often what drives her decision to provide for him by choosing adoptive parents who can give him what she may feel unable to offer at the time.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.