Dear Mr. Silverio:
You do not know me, but my name is Carol. Some time ago, i read an article about your agency in the People Magazine (February/2014 Issue) and clipped the page out of the magazine and then mislaid it somewhere. I have just come across the article and wanted to write and tell you how glad I am that you are dedicating your time to such fulfilling work and what it means to me that there is indeed a place for these mothers to be able to call for help.
Just a little bit of my background for you, if you will just give me a few moments, is that I worked for 12 years in a privately owned adoption agency in our small town, and held the position as a Birth Mother Coordinator. I left there and went to another job, when we ran out of funding and could no longer keep our agency open. I guess I would have to say that the day I left there, I left my heart behind and I never found another job that compared to the pleasure and fulfillment I felt when I was the tool used to help the Birthmother place her baby into a family that she had chosen and I knew without a shadow of a doubt that not only had we helped her through her decision making process, but, I also knew it was 100% what she wanted to do, and knew that it was in the best interest of her baby, placing him/her up for adoption. And of course the mere fact that I did not believe in abortion. I then went on to work in a police department for 18 years and just retired last June/2013 from my position there.
It was so wonderful reading about your convictions and desires to find loving homes for these children, and just wanted to take a minute to say, “Thank You”, for getting the word out there for these mothers, as well as publicly getting the information out, so that other states would know you were there. I am hoping that your agency is thriving and there will be many years of dedicated workers there, to help you fulfill your dreams. I must say that my heart will always be at, the Adoption Agency, which as I said, is no longer open, but I have beautiful memories of my tenure there and also am still in contact with a few of the mothers that I worked with in the past. It is rewarding to see pictures of those tiny babies today, see them all grown up, and hear how well each of their lives have turned out through adoption. Not only the babies, but the birthmother’s success stories!!
Thank you again Mr. Silverio, I pray there will be more people like you in the future, when you decide to bow out and turn the reigns over to someone else. I would love, sometime, when I am in your area, to stop in and just meet you and shake your hand, since we share the same interests and dreams for others. Again, I thank you with all of my heart and just know that there are those of us out here that will be praying for you daily, as I have been since reading your article, and that maybe someday, I can give you a call and just stop in and say hello.