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During National Adoption Awareness Month, we will introduce you to numerous guests, highlighting many parts of the adoption journey. Today we have the privilege of featuring a video from RG Adoption Consultant, Devin DeSantis.

Last year we were lucky enough to share his amazing voice, and this year we have the honor (with the permission of his daughter’s birth mother) to share her words, a piece of his adoption journey, and a little bit about how listening to those gut feelings and following your heart can really be life-changing. 

By Devin DeSantis

A poem by our daughter’s birth mother written 4 days after she was born…

They held my hand for nine months as you were knitted in my tummy

They were there for every emergency room visit phone call, every appointment, 

every bad day that came 

They never for a second let me feel alone or let me feel anything but loved

They were there to hold my hand as the birthing pains kicked in, 

and those same hands cut your cord as the doctors pulled you into this world

This is our love story

Your dads loved us both before you took your first breath 

My beautiful child, I would break my heart again, a million times over if I had to 

Just to give you what your father refused, 

unconditional love and stability 

This is my gift to you as I give them the gift of you

I will always be your mother


Devin DeSantis is an RG Adoption Consultant, professional singer and performer, husband, and dad. You can read his full bio here.