This guest post is by Bob Spears, who is married to a birthmother.
Although birthmothers have husbands and partners, it’s not every day that you hear from them.
That’s because many of them are not directly involved in their loved one’s adoption story.
But I’ve found that not being involved in your loved one’s story is not easy or healthy in a relationship.
Placing a child for adoption has a great impact on not only a birth mother’s life, but on ours as well.
It is a commitment that requires us to understand and help them through their journey.
I have been together with a birthmother for 20 years and married for 17.
I have watched experiences, changes and challenges to Lynea’s world each day.
I believe the most influential thing I have learned from watching her life is that a birth mother never gives up on her child.
Every day that child remains a part of her.