I had a particularly heartwarming encounter with Megan. As a member of the staff at LivingWell, I was going through the old letters and photographs from years ago to see if we could follow up on some of our past successes. I found a beautiful letter from a grateful mother named Patti, whose daughter Megan we helped nearly two decades ago. I was so moved by her story that I wrote back to her, not knowing if she even lived at the same address, but wanting to reach out. I received a letter back and discovered how blessed this family has been by LivingWell. I am so honored to be involved with this incredible organization.
-Emily D., LivingWell Staff
I have wanted to thank you for so very long for the help you gave my daughter and I some six years ago.
When we came to you in 1992, my daughter, Megan, was 19 years old, pregnant, and no longer with the fellow that fathered the child. I had called so many places for counseling and information for her on her alternatives, and each, no matter what they were named, seemed to recommend only one option, abortion. When we came to you, you offered all options, and after talking to her, showed us a film on adoption. You found her a wonderful doctor and started her on prenatal vitamins. We found a wonderful Christian attorney in Fullerton, and her daughter was adopted by a wonderful family in the San Diego area.
When we first met them, we felt a wonderful connection. We only hoped for an occasional picture, but this family, wiser by far than we were, wanted to keep the connection. We periodically stayed in touch by telephone or letter. Then shortly before Brittany’s third birthday, they invited us to meet for her birthday celebration. It took her mother some convincing, to get Megan to agree it was for the best. We took tons of pictures and videoed the event, thinking this would be the only time we would see her. But instead, we have become extended family. We get together about four times a year, and I am blessed with not only having Brittany as a granddaughter, but also her older sister, Lisa.
Last month, Megan was married, and Brittany and her whole family attended. They were able to meet all sorts of family and friends that had only heard of them.
Megan now also has a step-daughter, and hopefully, sometime, when the time is right, a child of her own to raise. Brittany is such a loving child, with such wonderful parents and sister. Megan now feels it was God’s plan for her to carry this beautiful child for them. All of these blessings started with your organization, and we can’t begin to thank you enough. Keep up the good work!
April 16, 2013
What a heart-warming surprise to hear from you. It is hard to believe it has been twenty years. Brittany has grown into a beautiful young woman. She has been raised in a Christian home with loving parents, and a sister five years older who was also adopted. Megan is doing well, and has never had any regrets about her decision. Both she and Brittany believe God picked Megan to carry her for her mother who was unable to carry a baby. Brittany has always referred to Megan as her birth mother, or as so adorably put as a child, “my birth mom.” We have been blessed to have a relationship with the wonderful Wright family since Brittany was three years old. In 2011, Brittany met her birth father, and continued a relationship with him and his family.