Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Adopted Man Gets Box of Christmas Joy From Birth Mother

Wow, what a story:
A woman who gave her son up for adoption presented him with a box of Christmas ornaments she had been collecting since letting him go 44 years ago.

Ann Padmos purchased a new ornament every year and hung it on a Christmas tree in honor of her son, Jeff Quibell of Blue Springs, Mo., who she gave up for adoption in 1958.

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When Quibell finally found Padmos, she presented her son with the box of 44 ornaments, each ornament representing a year they weren't together.

"I'm sitting here wanting to cry just thinking about it," Quibell said, "it was an evening of a lot of laughing and crying and hugging, oh wow, it was just amazing."
You can also watch a video and see the beautiful tree at the link above.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's a nice story ap's might enjoy since your site doesn't usually post ones like it...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/teen-adoption-i-grew-up-i_n_1118469.html

Delana said...

This makes me think about what ways I might help my daughter do the reverse...collect something each year in honor of her birth mother. But perhaps collect something around (and to do with) mother's day.

Delana
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Anonymous said...

wow what a difference from the previous story about the birth parents who are suing their son.

theadoptedones said...

I absolutely loved this post. What a poignant story of the love of a mother to her child. A beautiful way to honor her child each year and tell the story of being missed.

I always wondered "if" and will never have that first hand knowledge - priceless.

Thanks Malinda and Merry Christmas to you and yours.