For the Love of My Birthmom {Terra's Story}

This woman doesn't need much of an introduction to many of us because she has touched thousands of lives through her heart for adoption already.  Today a dear friend to many, Terra Cooper, is sharing words of love for their birthmom, Lauren.  Like many of us, they have an open adoption and it has been nothing but a positive addition to their family.  Terra is a phenomenal wedding photographer in Utah, facilities and is an integral part of many adoption forums, is also a Staff Storyteller for Adoption.com, chairs United for Adoption, and most of all is a fantastic wife, mother, and friend.  I am blessed to work alongside her.  This month Terra is also featuring a series at Adoption.com called The Real Birthmoms Project, which I will definitely be sharing as I wrap up the For the Love of Birthmoms Series so stay tuned for that.  Thank you Terra for your words for Lauren today and for all that you do to promote and encourage positive relationships in the adoption community.  May God continue to bless you and your family, which Lauren is such a huge part of.  

I want the world to know about my daughter's amazing birth mom, Lauren.  Being a birth mom is one part of her story, but it isn't the only amazing thing about her.  Lauren has one of the kindest hearts of anyone I've ever met.  She only sees the good in people and is kind to everyone she meets.  Lauren LOVES animals and pretty much anything that is cute.  She has a childlike appreciation for new things and that makes her really fun to be around, especially at Disneyland!  She is loyal and loves her family and friends deeply.  She would do anything for them and often puts their needs above her own.  She has a really cute laugh and smiley eyes-like she can smile with her eyes even without smiling.  I'm not sure how we lucked out by having her join our family through adoption, but I feel so blessed that we did!  I am so grateful that we are able to have such an open relationship and I just know that it will be amazing for our daughter when she gets older.  Our daughter loves her LaLa very much already and she isn't even two.  She loves to talk to her on the phone and tell her about Elmo and her belly.  I love seeing the bond they already have and can't wait to see how it develops through the years.  We love you Lauren!!!

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What a better way to celebrate love in February than to feature some women we love and admire so much... Birth Moms! We had the privilege of spotlighting some truly amazing women whose stories have truly had an impact on our lives in great ways!