We did not adopt to "save a child". Our reasons were much more selfish. We chose to adopt because we wanted to be parents. We sought a path to form our family. We wanted kids.
In the adoption triad; if you are unfamiliar with that term it means the three sided relationship (adoptee, birth parents, adoptive parents) in adoption. Within the adoption triad if you needed to place the title of savior on anyone it would be the birth mother.
The birth mother saved her child. She chose life. She chose to place her child with a family instead of having an abortion. She held her baby's life in her hands. She decided to carry and care for a baby within her for nine months knowing in the end she would leave empty handed. She decided to give her child life even if it wasn't with her. Savior, not us, we are the ones who reap the rewards of her decision.
She saved us too. She saved us from being a childless couple. She filled a hole in our hearts and our lives. She chose us and made us parents. We will be forever grateful.
Tomorrow's myth..."as soon as you adopt, you'll get pregnant".